Monday, October 28, 2013
The best way to overcome adversity is to tell yourself if you don't mind, it doesn't matter. A guy I work with always says that. There are many challenges in life, the biggest often come from other people. Remember your mission in the race or time of year and don't lose track because of better results then expected, or worse, or other riders talking smack. I always take a pull regardless of who is in the move or my status with the team. It's honorable and forget the motto, your only as good as your last race. It should go like .. You're only as good as you're word.. If you say you will work in a break then , do so. I think most riders in a break deserve you're honesty. If you're a sprinter then that sucks for the break if it's like 20 to go. Their job then is to dump you if they can. Anyway, I have seen guys say they won't sprint after doing nothing and do the opposite.. I guess that just reflects their lack of integrity. Racing is tough and so is life, so remember.. All deals can be bulls:'t and all people have is their word. The bottom line is if you don't mind; it don't matter. This is a philosophy that will help carry one thru the moral quagmire that racing can be sometimes.