Some people wonder what on Earth cyclists think about when we train on the bike for many hours or put ourselves in the pain cave even when we are out training solo. So here are some notable thoughts that popped into my brain over the last two days.
"This is going to be easy!"
"That was super heavy!"
"Every body wants to be a bike racer, but no one wants to lift this heavy ass weight....PUT I DO IT THOUGH!"
"That was light!"
Yesterday's TT ride:
"Its dark, I should turn around"
"I'm cold, put on your jacket"
"I'm hot, take off your jacket"
"What! You can't see my blinking light!!"
"Okay, Just don't hit anything, especially those random poles in the middle of the trail"
"It's 6 o'clock! Wow I guess I didn't have a tailwind on the way home. Felt fast in the dark though!"
Today's LT session: "Is the llama going to pop out today and chase me?"
"Who wants this? I want this"
"Did I get transported to Walla Walla by the Navigator?"
"Nope, its just North Plains"
"This s**t is about to get done!"
"Time to finish this, all way to the top"
"Head wind on climb.....ugg....make me strong like bull later"
"I should take off this 11-23"
"2 more minutes"
"That just got did!"
"WWHA, ice bath cold"
"Hot chocolate warm"
Big thanks and shoutout to Ryan at Portland's oldest Bike Shop
who helped me avoid a broken chain this morning with a quick pitstop before leaving town