I USED TO THINK I WAS PREPARED. Now I know what a rank amateur I've been when it comes to racing.
Sure, I'd check out the course profile.
If I could, I'd pre-ride it.
Talk to a few friends.
Hash it out.
But, what if my life depended on it? Of course, it doesn't. But, what if it did?
How would I prepare?
When would the preparation start?
Who would I consult?
Where would I train?
Why would I do it?
Actually, my most successful accomplishments have all entailed pre-riding the course many times. Steady consultation with a coach. Support from Surfergirl. I haven't been totally winging it.
But, I've never done anything remotely close the preparation Alex Honnold put into climbing El Capitan without any ropes.
What if I did?
And it wasn't just a bike race,
but, life itself...
like my life depends on it.
Watch this, it's worth it if you're looking for some deep inspiration.