There seems to be a divide in my family when it comes to the importance of instructions. Some believe that they don’t need to be read unless absolutely necessary and some think they should be read completely before anything is done. I fall somewhere in the middle. Sometimes I fret over them and sometimes I ignore them until I run into a problem–the more often that happens, the more likely I am to become one of those people who reads the instructions. It worked for the bookshelf that I put in the stamp room.
Thankfully, these days, we have YouTube. I don’t have to read instructions. I can just watch someone else explain it to me. This worked fantastically when I needed to repair my stove, and has helped me do a bunch of things.
Setting up my turbo trainer required reading some instructions, but I started my Zwifting (that’s word right) just by following the on screen prompts. However, probably because many people will be starting their New Year’s Resolutions soon, I noticed the latest video put out by the people at GCN (which if you ride a bike, you will absolutely love….probably). It was on the homepage waiting for me. It covered how to start off using Zwift. It was concise and hosted by an ex-pro rider. I learned a couple of things and it certainly helped today’s ride. I am still way above my riding weight from the summer, but day two was much better than day one.
So, to sum up, Today’s Perfect Moment is finding something useful on YouTube (without actually searching for it) at the exact time that I needed it.