I hope I can still ride fast or at least fast enough? You get to a point where you sometimes think (as a friend recently put it) "The day you stop riding fast is the day you stop". At 50 years old I 'think' that day may be a lot closer than when I was 30 or even 40 yrs old but one thing I know for sure is that it's not today and it won't be tomorrow either.
That said, mentally I'm preparing for that day..I think? Cycling is a place many of us go to flush out the bad stuff and refresh our mind, body and soul and I'm no different. It's just that nowadays I see the waning of my physical capacities which isn't fun but I'm cool with it because there's still more in the tank and at the same time there's a kind of mental renaissance going on within me that I really like. These days I find myself thinking about additional stuff other than simply riding hard and fast... like the rituals of riding for instance...and the kinetics, the places I'm going to go and the things I'll see. It's more like touring with expertness that rolls hard enough for the few target races that are in the back of my mind. It's a different mindset, vibe and lifestyle that I love.
|Winter ritual....Pre-ride messaging & Facespace, copious java, *Check weather/ -How far below 30 degrees is it?|
|Not bad today/ No hat just LaZer helmet cover & Light booties. Yes!....|
|2 weeks ago...Rocking the Vitruvian Man doing an victory exhale? Decordova Sculpture Museum, Lincoln, MA.|
|Wind Tunnel Testing|
Shaving is annoying............Peace and roll strong!