|Cold and crisp morning, start of the Rollfast Gran Fondo, Carmel, IN|
Fall seems to have arrived just a bit early this year. I'm not real happy about the morning chill, especially when I have an early workout planned. And now that it's pitch dark at 8 PM, I see an indoor trainer in my near future. Ugh.
On the other hand, I'm ready to shift the balance back or, as Angie says, it's time to hit the reset button.
Tomorrow is the last TT of the year, and I'll be happy when it's over - further motivation to ride as fast as I can! After that, I'll be ready to relax my standards a little, not adhere to such a tight schedule, maybe even embrace some non-compliance/hedonism. The end of another season reminds me that all of us amateurs do this, after all, for fun and fitness. Emphasis on fun.
So, as much as I hate to see the summer - and the cycling season - end, now is a good time to regroup, refresh, maybe set some new goals for next year. Get a little muddy on a 'cross bike. Drink a bloody mary after a half marathon. Maybe even learn to ride in the snow? (I suspect I won't have to wait too long for that to happen.)
|My new snow/fat bike! Yep, it's as much fun as it looks!|