WHEN THE PROMOTER OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MID-WEEK MTB RACE came over to say Hi last night he jumped on my lap.  Then, noticing I had the Race Leader jersey...

... Did you win the series?


I'm the same age as you were when you began coming out here.

No way!

Yeah, it was then that you started to get back into racing.

He's got a good memory.

So do I...

... years of getting whacked by the fastest cats in the county.

Malcom Gladwell famously said it takes 10,000 hours to be great at something.  Others have said 10 years...

... I'd have to agree, at this point.

But, what is interesting to me is along the way, through all the learning, struggling and juggling, it doesn't seem like much progress is being made.  Here a little there a little, 'till one day we wake up...

... hardly recognizable to our previous self.

To outsiders it seems like overnight,
so all of the sudden,
outta nowhere.

But, those who travel the lonely road to explore their potential know different...

... they know what it took.

The victories are nice, the journey getting there is better...

... whether or not a podium is climbed.

PRs > KOMs

Until I write the book, I'll keep encouraging you to take my 10-Week Challenge...

... it only took me 10 years to figure it out.

What are you waiting for?

Sparky Sprocket made my night... came over to introduce himself and thank me for writing The Way of The RACER because it inspired him to come out and race, and do a triathlon... nothing better than that : )

6.25hrs 78% (always hard to sleep after an evening race)
Body Water 60.%
4 Rounds of Strength Circuit
30 minutes recovery
60 minutes reading + Journaling