Our man Patrick fell down this past weekend while on a mountain bike ride. Slid out and has the road rash souvenir. As crashes go, it’s a minor one, but it has encouraged a bit of reflection. How should one consider the consequences of crashing? And how should consideration of those consequences influence the choices you make if you want to continue to grow as a rider?
Selene checked out the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, days ago. Among the many events in which these remarkably developed athletes competed was a criterium. Consider the implications: capable athlete, new tool. It’s also worth noting that CrossFit, as a culture, strikes Selene as being welcoming and inclusive in a way that stands in unfortunate contrast to just how elitist road cycling can be.
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The Cycling Independent is hosting its first-ever event October 12th through 14th, 2018, the Red Kite Ronde et Vous. The two-and-a-half day event will feature bikes from some of the industry’s top frame builders, two gravel rides, some of the world’s finest craft beers, which are brewed locally, plus enough food to make the pedaling fun. For more information, or to register, go here.
Image courtesy Reebok CrossFit Games