What Makes a Rider?

Maybe the title should be: What Makes a Racer? In my opinion there really isn’t a difference between a rider and a racer. So I’ll leave it as rider.

I was thinking about this today when I was out on my recovery ride. What makes a rider? I’ve come up with this: legs, heart, and head. Now the order is the tricky part. What is more important? It is the chicken and egg thing. Can’t get the legs without the heart. Can’t use the legs without the head. Heart can take you only so far. But how far does heart take you when the legs can’t or won’t? The head is can win races, even if the legs aren’t there (especially true on the road). Anyway, this is what I was thinking about while pedaling away today. What do you think? What makes a rider? I’m curious to know what you think.

Wouldn’t it be so easy if it really was the expensive bike and swank clothing? (But probably very boring…)

Northampton this weekend. Make sure you pre-register. There is no race day registration.

Mooney’s Bay Pics

Check out the Photos page. I’ve posted a link to some photos from Francois. Thanks Francois!

Ah, it is a bit early in the day for me to really post anything that interesting… Though congrats to Adam for a solid ride in Tabor. Also congrats to Wendy for a strong ride in Tabor. Pretty exciting to have people you know racing at the World Cups!

Looks like we got the best of the weather yesterday for our races. Glad that rain held off until the evening. Don’t know about you, but I’m a bit tired from racing at Mooney’s Bay! That course kicked me (in a good way).

Okay, it is quite early. My brain is not 100 % awake yet. I’ll post more later. On deck for today – yoga and a recovery ride. Sensible way to start the week. Cheers!

Oh – big news from the Quebec Cyclo-Cross series – the Orange men have done it! Congrats to Rob Orange and his son Keirnan Orange for winning the Quebec series jerseys. Way to go guys – you’re making the Ottawa crew very proud. Looking forward to hearing all about the races.