“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?” Lance Armstrong
I probably shouldn’t count today as a trail, technically, because it was a 2-lane paved road the entire way. But since it took up most of my available time, it will have to do. Besides, it was super rad!
I rode this morning with a group of incredibly cool women. There were 7 of us, and I, <gulp> was the slowest of us all! Was this injurious to my ego? No! Rather it was encouraging for me to recover the strength I seem to have lost over the last few months. And more than anything I was so proud of these super-strong women riders, climbing 3,000 feet of elevation in very few miles.
For me it was an achievement because it was the first time I’ve done the entire loop all year, and the first time I’ve clocked it in under 2 hours. So it’s not like I had a “bad” ride.