Adding to the Arsenal
It’s training time…
There is something quite phenomenal about living in South Texas: Winter days usually hover in the 60s and are full of sunshine. If you can handle 3-4 summer months of humid, 95+ temperatures, it’s the perfect place for year-round cycling.
Therefore, I should get off my ass, no matter how hard it is to admit I suck at something I love. I want to race my bicycle, but here is the list of things I either don’t have, can’t do or am not very good at:
- Cornering at high speeds
- Balance/safe riding in tightly packed groups
- Speed, sprinting, climbing
- Dependable motivation
- Waking up early
That about covers it! I seem to be starting from ground zero, but I picked up some literature to help motivate me at a time when I lack a race or group ride to look forward to. I’m asking for a trainer for my birthday and plan to plunk it in the middle of my bedroom to goad myself.
We’ll see how this goes…