Our friend Marius Nilsen is at the center of Rapha’s latest short, and its message is resonant. In the two-minute video, he shares some thoughts on his decision to leave the city for a quieter setting that make him feel more connected to nature and offers easy access to riding. Watch it here…

In Rapha’s latest “Success” video, Norwegian photographer Marius Nilsen (@mariusnilsen) offers his own definition as framed by the big shifts he’s made in the way he lives his life and his relationship with cycling. Seeking more adventurous surroundings, he left Oslo to establish a new chapter in a cozy house several hours outside of the city. Without the hustle and noise of the urban environment, this change has helped him tune into the world around him, encouraging him to slow down and engage with it more.

At the same time, he’s also come to realize that the competitive, ultra-distance side of cycling isn’t for him anymore either, and his move has ushered in a new focus on slow, meandering rides. For him, success now means having the time and space to pedal off on long rides that he doesn’t want to end. Watch the short video below:

  • Marius Nilsen
  • Marius Nilsen



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