Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Wednesday Night Worlds
Tonight was my first Wednesday Worlds training ride and I did surpass my goal of making it 10 minutes without getting dropped. In retrospect, it was kind of a weak goal, but I don't suppose it hurts to start small sometimes. I didn't make it much longer than 10 minutes and I won't waste space on excuses why. I just have a lot learn about road riding in groups, but that's precisely why I'm doing it. I've been so scared of group riding in the past that I will only try once or twice a year. Then I would get dropped and wouldn't try again for a long time. So for now, I'm just working on showing up and trying to get a little better each week. It's not even about the fitness really; its about adding skills to my arsenal that have been sorely lacking in my cycling career so far. The good news is that I have 14 more chances to get it right before the season's over.