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After day day of poring rain and flooded roads at least the rain stopped. 7am in the morning, thick fog or mist, big drops of water falling off trees, huge puddles every where, new pot holes or disintegrating road surfaces combined with sand washed all over. Not the kind of inviting morning for a cycle commute, but I some what felt I had to go out. Besides of the misery of a wet sandy mess building up on my self and the bike, everything was fine and no flat :-)
Looking forward to clearing up sky and the We nite hill ride.
Observations - Riding is fun but racing is an adrenal rush that kicks your butt and humbles you many times over. There are many cliche ways of saying this regarding any sport but likely never more true when trying to get better at racing -
You better get accustomed to "perceived-failure" and enjoying the journey.
Success does not come easy or fast for many of us. There is a scene from the movie Field of Dreams where Doc Graham has to step off the field in order to transform from being a kid playing baseball in to a doctor to help the choking girl.
Well, all I am going to say...If you don't think you can win...you are beat already.
Well, anyone that has read this blog knows about my re-entry to this sport. Looking back at my riding bible, I officially stopped training in June of 2009 , I still rode, but it was without purpose or direction. I must say, looking back, that was some of most enjoyable riding I did. Just cruising along, maybe hit some trails and just ride. Good times.
Thats right...we do this for fun!
You know, I get up today and obviously it is beautiful out. There's nothing guite as refreshing as the emrgence of spring weather. I have always found the initial stages of spring to rank in the top 10 days of all year.