Over the last couple of days, I’ve been writing a long post about what sort of direction I wanted to take the 2012 cycling season (because, you know, the 2011 season is over–or at least it is for me, since I don’t have any more events planned, even though I ride year-round).
The aforementioned long post was a wordy (nearly 2000 words in its most recent incarnation) disquisition mulling over whether to spend my efforts next year on brevets, gravel races, challenge events, or some cobbled together mixture of the three. Also, what sort of training I’d add and perhaps some gear considerations.
As I re-read it a little while ago, I just kept getting more and more uncomfortable because it included works like “campaign” and “training” and stupid shit like “strength-to-weight ratio.”
Well, fuck all that.
Instead, I’m just going to ride my bikes. I’ll ride them as much as I want to, which will probably be a lot, but sometimes it won’t be. I’ll ride a few events like the Almanzo 100 and the Powderhorn 24 and perhaps a brevet, and perhaps couple of others if they look like good, low-key bike-fun.*
I’ll probably also buy another bike or two at some time or another, because I wouldn’t be me otherwise. I might even get a proper fitting one of these days.
And, I’m going to try to take more photos and write more blog posts about actual occurrences of cycling.
What I’m not going to do is train. Or mount a campaign. Fuck that.
*bike-fun is like regular fun, only leavened with more suffering–and followed by beer.