Saturday, February 20, 2010


Sometimes I think that I'm a pretty snazzy bike racer, and that I train "a lot." Then I read the training logs of people like Adam Myerson, and realize that most of us weekend warriors/amateurs are competing in a totally different sport than the pros.

Those people often downplay their dedication, saying that it's no bigger deal to ride 30-40 hours in a week than it is to work in front of a computer doing a "real" job for 40 hours a week.

I'm not so sure.

I love riding bikes. I like my job. Yet I'm not sure I'd want to swap gigs to become "pro."

I suspect I'm in the minority here, especially among those that read my blog.

Maybe I'm just a wimp.


Bill said...

Your right Dave, if we had to do it for a living and our livelihood depended on it, it wouldn't be as much fun I don't think. I don't think too many of us could pay the bills being a bike racer either....
It is a passion for us I know, but I also know some of us take it much more seriously than that and also take themselves much too seriously. JMHO.

Anonymous said...

You'll always be snazzy in my mind.