WHAT IF I HAD TO CHOOSE MY LAST RACE? Ya know, if a Dr Badnews said, Ya got 90 days kid.
Which would it be?
How would I train?
What would I need to purchase?
Who would I ask to help me prep?
Where would I be based?
These are random things I think about on rides like today.
The ladies kicked me for some sorta lady party at the house... so me thought, where'm I gonna go?
Well, I haven't been to GMR for a while... it's been the Queen Stage of Tour of California - 27 mile climb with about 6000 of vert + 1600 more on the return.
And, today it was largely carless except the final, awful push to the ski station.
I only say it was awful because those last 4 miles were in 90 degree heat and I was counting on the little store being open but not willing to let myself get too excited in case it wasn't open because that'd be such a let down but I reallyreallyreally wanted a Coke and chips and isn't that an awful torturous conversation to have with yourself in that heat with up to 20% pitches and cars creeping by oh and to make it worse a nice Germandude with that heyImahappygerman Jensy tone talked me into not turning around early because I'd been motivating him and he said all this while not breathing as I gasped and gulped.
So there I am asking myself what I'd do if Dr Badnews delivered the badnews and I realized that was stupid because he'd never call me Kid.
But, they are darn good questions.
And I think sometime we take this sport a little too serious... okay, you don't, but I've been known to put a few things on hold 10 weeks out from a bigepic race...
... to treat it like it is the last...
... and while that may or mayn't be healthy, it has been known to deliver a result or two.
You're welcome to use that ThisIsMyLastRacd formula if ya like...
... one thing is for sure I'd have The Ultimate RaceDay™ Bag
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- Custom Speed kit to help me haul@$$ and look awesome
- Matching KASK helmet for maximum efficiency
- Superlight gloves and RaceSocks
- ... you know a bag stuffed with the best stuff
Right now, today, you could win a bag like that and be the envy of all your friends...
... ready for the ride of your life.
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7.7 hours sleep