I get asked all the time "Why do you do it?" and I have to admit it’s a fair question.

Riding your bike for 20+ hours a week (and I am trying to be honest here) can be really horrible sometimes. In the moments of self pity (or is it weakness?), when you rub you sore legs in the thick predawn morning, the days you leave the office late and don’t get off the bike until midnight, shivering and starving, the lunches replaced with protien, the shakes traded for salads. 

The truth of it is that the process of getting better is a harrowing and dark one but it is in those times of physical and mental darkness that you have to remind yourself just how sweet the reality of being better is. 

So why do I do it? Because I wouldn’t know who I was if I didn’t. 

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    well said. also.. i’m in there somewhere (pink jersey).
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    A reminder for myself when I don’t feel like running.
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