I am not a hiking expert. In fact, I've only recently rekindled a desire to get out and travel trails. So if you're reading this as a primer for "how to hike" I'd suggest going elsewhere. But if you're interested in some thoughts about hiking, read on.
Found inside a fortune cookie at the office. "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
Winning doesn't just happen on the uphills. Winning happens on the entire ride.
It's amazing what a little peer pressure can get you to do (or What I Learned from Riding Reach the Beach).