Some people say we're crazy...we take so much risk. Whether it be in training or in racing, bicycle racing is nuts. We push our bodies and more importantly our minds to new limits everyday in the hopes and blind faith that we will grow and improve as a result of those specific training
stresses. But why do we do it? Did some of us just jump out of the womb fighting? Well maybe! And if not then it must have taken one hell of a moment, person or event to inspire us to take upon the challenge of a cycling lifestyle.
I was always inspired to keep pushing because of the support of my family and today I've arrived home after my six week "dry-roads" training tour. The trip was a great success but it wouldn't have been without the support of my family. I do not mean just Mom, Dad and Darren, who I am very excited to spend time with over the next 3 weeks, but everyone I stayed with, rode alongside and reconnected with during my travels.
In order to succeed, you must create a group that will help push you to the next level everyday. And so I finished my tour with a visit to Kay Barga's Grade 2 class in Walla Walla. Four years ago, Kay and I started the Edison Bike Safety Rodeos so it was very special for me to spend a few moments of Friday afternoon with her class answering the questions of the excited, inquisitive and extremely attentive students.
If you can dream, you can do it! Dream Big Edison Elementary!
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