There's often a point near the beginning of a race where I am not having fun. On saturday's race it was some time on the first of two loops. I am not sure where or when it was, probably not long after I saw the lead group go up the road without me. I distinctly remember thinking "I hate this #&$^&. Why the &*^@ am I doing this?"
Then half an hour later, and for the next two hours, I was enjoying myself. It wasn't because I caught the leaders or had a chance to win (I didn't), or because it hurt any less.
It's happened to me in other races too. I've never quit a race since I started racing again- it'd be a waste to drive out there and then quit early. But I sure have thought about it. I have always found something to enjoy and been glad that I didn't, even when I finished close to last.
Do you ever want to quit and then wind up enjoying the race, or is it just me?