Being Fast Is Pointless. I Would Know
Phil Gaimon explains there are more important things in life for most cyclists.
I stopped racing at the end of 2016, and now I make a YouTube show where I train and suffer for Strava KOMs and adventure. So, I still kind of have to be fast for my job, but I’ve finally figured out that while goals are important, achieving them might turn out to be less rewarding than you expected. Your actual life—the way you spend your days—is the process of working toward those goals, so you have to make sure the process doesn’t suck. I’ve reconsidered my old trade-offs and there’s a lot that I won’t do anymore in favor of health, sanity, and safety. I thought it might be useful to share which habits I consider effective and worth sticking to, now that I’m an aspiring weekend warrior, and where I’ve compromised or let loose a little.
Maybe my experience can save you some trouble.