Saturday Struggles


I don’t know if this is true for everyone, but I have come to believe it’s true for me.  Some days, you just don’t have it on the bike.  You might have been decent the week before, but on this particular day, it just wasn’t your day.

Today was that day for me.  It probably didn’t help that our group was really composed of people from all our groups.  There were some A riders, some B+ riders, some B riders and some C riders. It might also have been because I didn’t sleep enough.  Maybe I ate too much breakfast, or too little breakfast.   It might have been a combination of all those things or none of them.

That being said, I still think getting out on the bike is Today’s Perfect Moment.  I may not have been a star, but I got out there and tried.  I had some fast sections, but I just didn’t have it on the hills.  One of the faster riders said it best when he explained that he was tired of riding alone.  I have to agree.

We put in 70kms before the heat got to be too much.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to Saturday Struggles

  1. Ron says:

    Everyone has their great days, feeling strong with never ending power and then those other days where you can’t seem to turn the cranks over. Take it easy on those days.
    Sounds like you had a decent ride with a group of all sorts of abilities. Then you split off on your own and your speed seems to disappear. That’s the group dynamic that’s missing. You put out the same effort but it seems so different. It’s an odd feeling isn’t it.
    Keep on pedalin’

  2. bgddyjim says:

    And not to say you didn’t, but I ALWAYS save my legs for group rides.

  3. Sheree says:

    We all have days like those but, if like me, you ride mainly on your own, no one else knows!

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