Does that describe you?
See, I’m not so sure it describes me. I think I’ve always wanted to be the best at something, and sometimes I might’ve thought it would be riding a bike uphill. But that’s absurd. I mean, really, I can beat plenty of amateurs–as evidenced by my luck at the Kelly Canyon race and at the BYU-I sprint triathlon (whoops, I just exposed my dark side roots, didn’t I?), but the highest I’ve placed in a hillclimb was 39th at my first bike race ever.
So why do you race/ride your bike? Is it so you can satisfy your ego? Is it so you can be ‘the best’ at a particular discipline?
One thing blogging has taught me: I can be really insecure sometimes. I allow my ego to be attached to certain ridiculous things. Since this isn’t a confessional blog (is any blog exempt?) I won’t bore you with the details, but needless to say, I have my egotistical moments at times.
So that’s my goal this year: to ride/race for the sake of enjoying riding or racing; to push my own limits and then be satisfied with the result knowing that I’ve done it with pure motivation–an honest desire to gauge my own fitness.
That’s not asking too much, is it?