Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inconsistently Content

 I was off the bike for 7 days.  I finally got a ride in.  Only 1.5 hours though.  My "training" has been so inconsistent this year.   And with the Pisgah Stage Race coming up in only 2.5 weeks.  I'm doomed...... to enjoy the ride instead of "racing".

I'm ok with it though.  I have sacrificed a lot of my ride time doing other things I love.  Spending time with family being at the top of that list.  I had a bikepacking trip planned 2 times this winter, but they were postponed.  One due to butt cold weather, the other due to sickness in the family. 


It happens.

Early this winter I set a goal to have fun on the bike.  I rode the rollers 2 times, and decided never to do that again.  I don't enjoy it.   I don't have the drive to and commitment to endure that boredom anymore.  I just want to have fun and ride my bike.  I also determined to do some long rides. I've checked Stoney Fork off my list, but I want a rematch.  I have a new gravel weapon,  it rolls fast.

But first the Stage Race.  I'm going to go my "race pace" on day one and then see where I land.  If I'm in the competition, I'll continue racing.  If not, I'll enjoy the ride.

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