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Details: Category: Cycling | Published: 09 May 2012 | Created: 26 November 2014 | Hits: 5583
It's been a "fun" couple of weeks. I must say, I know challenges. Somehow, I managed to pick myself up and keep going. I'm recalling the "fun" I have had over the last 4 years of trying to learn how to race a bike. I think anyone else might have quit some time ago, yet I keep at it.

I drove out to Calabogie with my Vitess Red bike that I had a whole 4 weeks, and managed to get into a crash in which I had no change. The frame on my Vitess got smashed AGAIN. This is something like the fourth time that bike has had the frame damaged - I should mention, that it is not fault of Vitess. When a bike is run over by another bike, it's usually toast. I should know. That has happened to me too many times.

So, let's recount the B.S. I endured:

I have had little luck with bikes. However, now that I have a cheap frame and a backup frame, I will probably have it for a long time. No crashed and no scratches. On the plus side, I've learned how to repair/rebuild bikes because of the numbers of frames I've trashed.

I suspect anyone else would have just thrown in the towel and given up. But, I intend to be on the podium....I want to say I want to win all costs, but my realistically speaking, I have a limit on my credit card.

So, when I started Learn to Race at Midweek some 4 years ago and the coach started on the first night with "YOU WILL CRASH. GET OVER IT". He wasn't kidding.

Perseverance is something I guess I do well. I just hope my luck starts to change.

If you are racing and are afraid of crashing, time to take up another sport - perhaps something safe like bird watching. YOU WILL CRASH. GET OVER IT. I have.