ON A RECENT RIDE, WE WERE DISCUSSING ALL THE LESSONS WE'VE LEARNED AND THEIR PARALLELS OFF THE BIKE. Is it all the time we spend doing bikey things that the world starts to look so bikey? I found this amazing statement in a book I just finished...
... and I naturally applied to bicycle racing.
The power of one is above all things the power to believe in yourself, often well beyond any latent ability you may have previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete, the body simply the means it uses to run faster, jump higher, shoot straighter, kick better, swim harder, hit further or box better.
To really get the impact of the above statement, you'll need to read the book. A movie was made, but ya know... the book is always better.
Don't fret, I haven't given away the punchline or even a hint of what the book is about... just a piece of what us bikey people stow might in our minds when we find the going particularly rough.
Believe in yourself.
The mind is the athlete.
The body the means.
Tomorrow, I'm going to wake as I have for the past 20ish years and read Dr. King's famous speech. If you've never read it start to finish, click here. Afterward, I'll review the dreams I have for 2021.
Then, I'll head out for a ride.
It's one of my favorite rituals.
So, if you're trying to reach me...
I'll get back to you as soon as I can... no doubt I'll be wearing this super soft shirt with the not so cuddly message.
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Stretch and HyperVolt
6.5 hours sleep