Have you ever been a newcomer? Felt like everyone knew a common language that you did not? Felt like those around you had a connection and shared understanding that was a mystery to you? Been intimidated to put yourself out there and join a new group or new activity? Yeah, me too.
I first clicked into clipless pedals in the mid 90’s. I am no stranger to cycling. Through the ebb and flow of life I found myself rather distant from cycling but always considered myself a cyclist. Even when I was huffing and puffing to ride a mile. Several years ago I returned to cycling as a way to navigate the changes happening in my life. I found myself feeling like a newcomer all over again.
I am putting myself out there. Living with intention means being an active participant in achievement. It means stepping in the ring. So, here we go!