I was a bike racer for many years; it’s a sport that demands strength, aerobic fitness, the calm of a Zen master and lightning-fast reflexes. Racing is chaotic, chaotic in a way that can make everyday life seem pretty mundane. It has, however, illustrated a great many lessons about coexisting with others and taking care of yourself. If ever I need a reality check on something, I often run it through the lens of cycling.
In this episode I take a look at some advice I received before a bike race. You’d think bike racing wouldn’t impart kernels of wisdom about life, but like almost any endeavor, if you pursue it for long enough, you begin to find ways in which your best strategies in sport can often be applied to everyday life.