It's winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and riding indoors (or in an unheated garage in my case) isn't exactly fun or easy. That's because cycling is hard. Track cycling is harder. There is a reason it's called the Killermeter. When it's time to grit your teeth, dig deep, and summon every last ounce of strength to get through the session, stay off the front, or just keep from getting dropped, what/who inspires you to keep going? These are some of my staples.
Jonah Lomu. Sad to see him pass away. 6'5", 265lbs, 10.8s 100m, 4s 40yd. Unstoppable. In a sport of hard men, he was the hardest. He defined bravery not because he was brave, but because you had to be brave to face him.
Because we've all imagined ourselves doing this.
Who else can you think of that's won every National Championship medal (Road and Track) on offer in THE SAME SEASON?
Jocelyn Lovell | Steve Tilford
Jocelyn Lovell, Canada's First Cycling Icon - Canadian Cycling Magazine
Hell Week, because if they can do it, I can at least try.
Hell Week | Navy SEALs
Myself. Because in the end we do this for ourselves. If we give up, then in that moment, we've failed 100% of the reason we do this. To make ourselves better.