The First Cyclocross Practice of the Season

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Have I mentioned how excited I am about the cyclocross season that is coming up? 50% excited about the racing and 50% excited about the environment, friends and culture.

Last night was the first cyclocross “practice” of the season. It really is a reason for friend, George Berger, and I to get out to Fisher Farms with barriers and ride around in circles. Another one of our friends, Mark, showed up to crush us.

Eye Opening Fitness

It is always easier to feel fast when you ride alone, and then you ride with folks that have been consistently riding…that’s when you realize you are slow as a snail!

All I can do is put my head down and plow ahead with training and efforts. Riding with folks that have had solid seasons, and consistent riding for over a year…it isn’t fair to judge myself next to them. Hell, I need to stop judging myself.

Be proud you are out doing it, be proud to be on the bike and keep moving forward!

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  • Nancy says:

    I’m so glad I read this post this morning! I’m registered for my first century on Sunday. I’ve ridden metric centuries before, but never 100 miles. I’m not as fast or fit as I had hoped to be by now, and I was starting to wonder if I was crazy to try it. But you’re right! I will be proud to be out doing it, and I will keep moving forward. Thanks, Arleigh. I think that will be my mantra tomorrow.

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