I was wondering why people race for fun. I am very competitive, I am going to race this season to test myself. I want to see how far I can go. I always try to do the best I can do at anything I attempt. Both mt biking and cycling are no different. I am always pushing to faster average speeds and better technical skills.
Some people in my team say they're just doing it for fun and they don't care if they do well. They aren't even training for the season. I would just like to know from anyone who feels the same, why they feel that way.
I was competitive about my riding even before I ever decided I'd try racing. I know that I wouldn't try racing if I didn't think I would do well. Maybe people want to set the expectations low so they could be pleasantly surprised. What do you think?