A month or so back myself and Chris headed out to watch the Philly Cycling Classic. Knowing that local boys Evan and Dan we’re in the newly formed invitational Century racing team for the event that draws in Pro Continental teams really added to the event for us. As well of course as ‘The Wall’, Manual for speed were there and of course managed to capture the build up to the race in their typical insightful and voyeur way. This is a great read and really hits home some of the feelings I go through with my approach to racing. Can’t wait for part 2.
If you make one mistake you’re gonna be fucked because in races like this, you can’t use your fitness to overcome mistakes. If you do, then you don’t have any fitness left to race the bike race.
I don’t have a scheme but I don’t want to turn around in my late thirties and wish that I had done more with bike racing. Right now I want to do as much racing as I can and if thats leads somewhere, great, I won’t have any regrets. If it doesn’t, I still won’t have any regrets. I just turned 26. There’s no time limit on getting a real job, settling down, putting some money into a bank. Theres no ticking clock for that.
I’m enjoying the opportunities I get and have currently, I’m not looking too far ahead, I’m not preoccupied with what’s next, I’m focused on the present, the here and now, I’m taking it all in.