2015 lessons

October 24, 2015 § 26 Comments

I am a slow learner. But I’m getting there.

  1. Suck wheel.
  2. Wait.
  3. Eat three times a day (not three + snacks).
  4. Super light climbing wheels work.
  5. Fruit is better than chocolate.
  6. Keep the knives in the kitchen drawer razor fucking sharp.
  7. Nothing reverses aging.
  8. The rider who moves first almost always loses.
  9. Don’t ever be the strongest rider in the break.
  10. Better to let the winning move go and hope it gets brought back than to go with a winning move from which you can’t possibly win.
  11. Numbers and data are generally your enemy.
  12. Ride less.
  13. Hurt less.
  14. Go all in at least once a week. But not for very long.
  15. Everyone gets dropped.
  16. If you’ve been riding and racing for ten years or more, you don’t need “base” anything.
  17. It’s easier to lose and maintain weight loss with less variety in your diet.
  18. Follow only great wheels.
  19. Practice descending inches off great wheels.
  20. If it’s not fun you’re doing it wrong.
  21. Lightweight, yes.
  22. Aero, yes x 3.
  23. Share. No one was born doing this.
  24. “What’s your name?” is the nicest thing you can ever say to a new face.
  25. Remembering it is the second.
  26. If you expect repayment, it’s not a favor.
  27. Does your wife care who won the climb or where you are on Strava? Neither does anyone else.
  28. Bicycles are for transportation.
  29. Everything eventually wears out, including you.
  30. Greet the day, clean your chain.
  31. Noel will get back on his bike one day.
  32. It’s not worth fighting over.
  33. “Good job!” doesn’t cost anything to say.
  34. No one asked you.
  35. After you die, there is no after.

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