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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Interbike Or Ride, That Is The Question?



It seems all my training partners have hybernated south to Vegas to be part of the "sensory overload" event of the year, Interbike. Lonely and seeking motivation I headed out for an epic today. It took nearly 2 hrs into my ride to even feel like I wanted to ride... It was one of those days when every bump in the pavement hurts (maybe that was my problem, being on the pavement).



The bike is an amazing instrument, if I need to think or make a decision in my life, I can always rely on the bike to act as a moving meditation to answer my troubling questions... On that note, the mind can also be an amazing tool. If your mind is solid, the body follows.

By the time I approached Estes Park, overlooking the continental divide, I had shed that emotional funk I was in and mental clarity was once again mine. Some dayz it is really hard to get out there and train, but all the opportunities are there and if I don't make it happen it is no one's fault but my own.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you made a good choice to ride... no need for vegas! blue sky here in WI too.. have a great weekend nick, Chris

10:55 AM  
Blogger Adam Lisonbee said...

No matter how I feel before a ride, I alwyas feel better after the ride.

See you in Moab!

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nick,

Got the CD today. You are the coolest. Can't thank you enough.
Damn it, I didn't get out and train today and now I feel bad...

Thanks again,
Kent

12:17 PM  
Blogger Stephen D. Zepeda said...

I think you should have gone to interbike! haha :)
I'm just jealous cause all my friends are there! :)

6:33 PM  
Anonymous highhorse said...

don't kid yourself. You rode with your iPod! inner peace my arse.....

7:28 PM  

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