Padraig and I talk about flow a lot. It’s a big part of what we’re looking for when we’re on the bike. Flow feels good. No, great. And it’s inspiring. It’s that merger of thought, movement and environment you get when you’re on your game. It’s the zone. Few people have written more about flow states than Steven Kotler, whose book West of Jesus kicked off decades of in-depth research and evangelism on the subject.
Here’s a quick intro that distills many volumes of good info in one seven-minute primer.