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Having The Courage To Show Up

In just a few days I am racing the Crooked Gravel in Winter Park, Colorado.   It is my first gravel race.  I am riding the “short” 65 mile course.  Am I nervous?  Yes.  Do I wonder if I can do it?  Yes.  Do I worry if my bike is properly prepped with the right tires, right fit, right kit?  Yes.  Do I believe in my training to this point?  Yes.  Do I know I am ready despite my fears?  Yes.

I knew when I registered this was a big goal requiring new skills, training, and nutrition.  Have I focused on all of those aspects?  Yes.  Am I looking forward to race day?  Yes.  How will I do?  Dunno!  It doesn’t matter.  Having the courage to show up is already a win in my book!

Lesley Bike Racing