Riding in the mud doesn’t always sound appealing. But the more I rip through the mud the more I learn how to trust myself, my bike and those slippery roots. I go through the process of cleaning my bike and my clothes till it becomes second nature. Ironically, in riding through the mud more, the mud has more clarity. Sometimes in life we must ride through the mud till things become crystal clear. Sometimes they never become clear, but somehow we figure out how to embrace the uncertainty. -Art and words by Ambassador Brooklyn Bell