Out training in the ever present mist of near-spring, the imminence of the racing season is coming quickly into focus. Since arriving in Europe, a spark has been lit inside of me and a welcome and familiar excitement has infiltrated my mood. What before felt routine and tedious is now urgent and pressing as nervous energy fuels my rides. The classics are coming, I’m back out in the wind and...
Fulfillment is attained in life by striving constantly past what is comfortable; placing oneself in new environs and challenging oneself to succeed. This process is invigorating; it brings out one’s best and leads to experiences and accomplishments one might not otherwise have fathomed. Sometimes however, it is nice to go home for a little while, to go back to where everything is simple and...