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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Dream Job



Winter Park's Course Elevation Profile!?! 11.1 Miles 1400 Feet of Climbing Per Lap.



Whitey Debroux, Maverick Pro and fellow Wisconsinite, gettin pumped up on the trail



Scoping out the competition! Josh Bezecney and 3D racing will be one of the teams to beat this weekend!

In order to get ready for these upcoming 24 Hr races I have opted to start up the two-a-day training schedule again. Trying to space out the rides by about 3 hours and seeing what foods digest easier than others in between rides. Last night's ride was a blast and got me so amped for the upcoming weekend! There is nothing like raging on some single track in the dark!

So this is also the time of year when I start thinking of my plan for next season.... I have made so many sacrifices over the years to maintain this lifestyle and I constantly battle with the thought of tossing in my cleats. Some days I feel like just giving myself a nice pat on the back and reaching for the punch card. Well on today's ride I thought about my dream job, what I would do, and what makes me happy. 3 hours of pondering left me with one thing certain; my dream job is riding my bike and that is what I am going to do. There will be a time when I settle down but right now I am going to hit the grindstone in the saddle. No matter what my "job" is it will always involve the bike whether, it is "in the saddle" or "in the office", that is who I am. I am a self diagnosed bike-a holic (Sorry Mom).

6 Comments:

Anonymous Bill said...

Although I think you should join the ranks of principled chiropractors, I applaud your honesty with yourself and will cheer you to the top. In the mean time, keep up the blog for those of us who live vicariously through you!

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Chris Conrad said...

Nick -

Any pro that doesn't question what the hell they're doing from time to time is an amateur.

Ride 'till it doesn't make sense anymore. Given your talent, your training and your passion, I suspect it's going to make sense for quite a while yet.

This year, you've met the best riders in the world. Next year, go beat 'em.

Uncle Chrispy

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't give up, Nick...hang in there! We're all cheering for you on the cyber-sidelines.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Mom said...

Don't you ever apologize for who you are...I am so proud of you and will always support your dreams. Just remember which race is MOST important! Have an awesome weekend and keep us posted!

Love ya,
Mom

4:53 PM  
Blogger Jeff Yielding said...

As a late 34 yr old guy just getting into racing who work full time and does all he can to get time on the bike and race, I stay stick with it as long as you can. There is more to life then a punch card and the day too day life of work. Doing what you enjoy is more important than anything.

JY

4:58 PM  
Blogger ashwinearl said...

Keep racing. You're young, not married and don't have kids that you've told us about. There is plenty of time to go to school, get a job, accumulate debt, and responsibilties that require a punch card to maintain.

Your BLOG is the best pro rider blog out there. Where most concern themselves with who they had lattes with after training, and shizzle this brap that slang between their other pro buds, yours rings more true. Pain sufferinig, blood, guts, failure, successes and motivation to keep going. Please don't stop.

6:30 PM  

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