I’ve started road biking 8 months ago and I m still amazed with how many life lessons there is in it. Lessons that if you pay close attention and apply it into your life you will have a much more productive ride.
As I started riding I needed a goal, something to work towards, so me and my friend Jamie (the one that got me into biking) decided to do the half century ride in Santa Barbara, this past January (63 miles in 5 hours). It was a tough goal so I had to push myself a little harder thn I normally would. Goals should do that to you, make you work a little harder, and so we did. It was fun.
As we started the race I got into formation, right behind my friend. It’s amazing how much easier it is to ride when you are with a team. First of all by being behind them it creates a pulling force that pulls you forward making it way easier for you to paddle. Not only that, when you are getting tired and you start slowing down there is always someone from your team ready to encourage you.
I’ve learned more about the power of being part of a team at that ride thn at any training I’ve gone to.
YOU NEED A TEAM! YOU MUST SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE THAT WILL PULL YOU FORWARD INSTEAD OF DRAGGING YOU DOWN.
And isn’t that what birds do? They surround themselves with other birds so they can fly as a team. They cheer for each other ….. they take turns leading the group ……. the birds behind are saying go, go, go …. the leading bird is creating that same pulling force for the rest of the TEAM…..
IT’S JUST AWESOME!
Would love to hear your comments and any other lessons I might have missed on this blog!
Keep on charging,