Gabrielle Pilote

don't let unrealistic expectations overshadow the fulfillment of your achievements

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occhiolism- n. the awareness of the smallness of your perspective, by which you couldn’t possibly draw any meaningful conclusions at all, about the world or the past or the complexities of culture, because although your life is an epic and unrepeatable anecdote, it still only has a sample size of one, and may end up being the control for a much wilder experiment happening in the next room. - @thedictionaryofobscuresorrows . . . #fromwhereiride #dayslikethese #roadslikethese #pch #ocean #california #rain #rainyday #occhiolism #dictionaryofobscuresorrows #besutiful #writing #inthemoment #present

Elements where against us but we eventually made it here

The answer is sometimes to go along with the adventure ! Found new roads, broke some rules, harvest some nature goods, broke some bike, finished up with good coffee! #wasagoodday

Just chilling at the top of a climb while the sun is out! Huge thanks to @winswheels and everyone who help set up this little guy just in time for camp! He did great on his first ride , even got trough the snow just fine ! . . . . #cycling #cylinglife #stansnotubes #focusbikes #focus #irideenve #stunt #stuntcanyon #santamonicas #hills #la #california #newbikeday #readytoshred #happyme #happyplace #climbing #ridelikeagirl #sunisout #lovemyjob #likechristmas #takesavillage @focusbikes @stagescycling @winswheels @envecomposites @stansnotubes

What is not to love about this view! The perks of growing up in such a diversified place are plenty! Always love the fact that 45 min drives would bring me to any sorts of places! Just like cycling! That allowed me in the last years to travel around and see places to there deep core, get to acclimate to the culture and life style of many different countries,ride in quiet and almost forgotten spots and get the the feels of being local in places I would’ve never dreamed about going! I’m always so grateful for all these opportunities! It makes the sport so beautiful and more so the people in the community so interesting and incredible. Most of my closest friends I met either snowboarding of cycling, and i love just how when people do what they’re passionate about they get to meet and build amazing communities. Snowboarding was my first real teenage love and just like any first love it will always have a special place in my heart. The kind of feeling that when ever you go back to it you can’t help but feel blessed and happy but also so nostalgic and wishful you could go back to that time! That time I used to ride from first real day of snow until I’d do a couple turns on the grass 😂 That day when party would start on Thursday’s night until Sunday afternoon when I’d have to go home and sleep from 5 to Monday morning to go back to school! And do it all over again the next week. That time when we all thought we where all such big shots and we’d walk around the place like we ruled it ! (Still secretly do at times ahahha) Although life goes on and we get older and calmer and more mature and we sort of loose that kindness that naiveness that made us feel like super hero’s! And we get caught up in passed thinking (just like I’m doing right now) or we get anxious about futur thinking and we build up all kinds of pressure and expectations for where we think we must be heading, and we forget about the present. The feel of the air around us, the people sitting next, the opportunities that come and go around us as we’re thinking and isolating ourselves from what is happening now, thinking, wishing, stressing. I’m these days realizing that, adulting can also be exciting 😏

#mondaymotivation I leave for So Cal in a week and I am so excited!! Haven’t been there in years! This time around it’s about team camp and racing 💪🏻will make sure to make my good friend here #muscleman real proud 🙂 - so for my last week of cold weather for 2018, I will make all #blackandwhite post. Mostly white 😅 but this one will pas cuz it’s #rad . . . #socal #californiaadventure #sunkissed #strong #ridelikeagirl #happyracersgofaster #timeforcamp #teamcamp #cyclinglife #losangeles

Really I should be studying because exams start tomorrow but the great outdoors is calling and I can’t help but taking it all in !

Things can get magical if you just let them be ✨

Sometimes you find cute little birds on the roads of mount Lemmon 😘😍