Monday, 9 May 2011

No Pain No Gain

Didn’t get a ride in yesterday so I decide to roll out to Western Speedway to watch the TripleShots PreDawn Cycling Club’s beginner’s race series. Give the Club some support.
Got there just in time to try out a warm-up lap with the pack. That was fun!
Then they’re off. 15 laps to go.
Not good at sitting around and doing nothing I decide to take on the position of cheerleader.
The pack soon divides. I make sure I’ve got a cheer in for everyone.
It’s exciting I have to say. A real mix of talents rolling around in circles. Some serious. Others just hanging on.
Rolling into the last few laps I hear an experienced rider, clearly coaching up to a young’in say the funniest thing.
“Dig down into that suitcase of pain!” he screeches down to him. He seemed triumphant in his manner.
I must have been the only one that heard it on the sidelines. Sure made me howl.
I rode home thinking about what you’ve got to do to get to the top. To win. Bottom line. Train hard.
No pain, no gain…

2 comments:

Duane "Chaos" Nickull said...

Well said. There are so many times in my professional cycling career when I wanted to quite. When the others want to quite is the best time to be strong and attack.

A Fresh Thinker said...

Got that right! Thanks for reading Duane!!