Some great stuff to ponder over the holiday weekend. This piece gives me new respect for Rodale and Bicycling Magazine.
This is what the SRAM Gold Rusch Tour and, frankly, my career, are all about.
I’ve been fortunate enough that I’ve been involved in relatively “cash-poor” sports, from rock climbing to adventure racing to women’s endurance mountain bike racing. I’ve been insulated from a lot of the unsavory side of professional bike racing. To me, my sport feels pure and real and unmarred.
Granted, I do love to win.
I feel like I do have what Maria Rodale calls “the fever.” A hard-earned race win is intoxicating to me, not because I get to beat other people, but because I see the direct result of months and years of hard work. A great win is intoxicating. We celebrate our wins because they may be few and far between, and they’re peppered with the many losses and failures I’ve also experienced.
My thanks to Rodale and Bicycling for this great piece. It’s great food for thought over the holiday.