Currently, I am nursing my wounds from one of the most miserable dates ever. Ok, not to be totally negative… it was a perfect gorgeous fall day, I was with the love of my life, and we were exploring the mountain gorges and waterfalls of Northern Japan… So it seemed Insta-perfect… however, we did so on mountain bikes. I HATE mountain biking. Never could pinpoint the reason, but there’s always been this aversion to the activity. It has nothing to do with not being adventurous, athletic, or outdoorsy, but has everything to do with control.