December 27, 2011

Just Relax

Sadly, I shall be away from blogland for the rest of the week, as far as I know.  This renders me unable to share my dorkiness genius and impeccable humour with all of you for a whole five days.  It's ok, just let your sobs out.

So I leave you with this:  when one does not clamp down, grit teeth, obsess, nitpick, nag and expect instant perfection during training rides, when instead you relax, keep goals simple, realistic, and light, those rides go 1000x times better.

Thank you, Master Of The Obvious. 

You'd think that after enough years, a person would not need to be reminded of this.  You'd think.

So ponder away, enjoy your rides, have a wonderful week, and prepare for next week's posts, which will include detailed instructions on how to buy a unicorn and some more totally awesome Stuff Saturated With Solo Karma for sale! 



  1. Omgosh, I needed to read this today. Just had a very tense and unproductive ride and was feeling pretty crappy about it and beating myself up. Now I'm reminded to just relax, accept bad days and remember that things go better when you are not obsessed with perfection!

  2. HJ, I did that last week too. Tension is self-defeating and a vicious cycle -- none of us are immune to it, we just have find our inner zen!