In the last few months of racing cyclocross, I've realized so many parallels this insane sport has to life.
My first time up to Guanella Pass was a few years ago, riding in a car with some friends. I remember telling myself, someday I'm going to ride up this road on my bike. Well, that someday happened last Sunday at the Westbound & Down Guanella Pass Hill Climb race.
Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? All you have to do is just show up. But there are so many things that potentially get in the way. Time and planning (or lack thereof). Traffic. Motivation. Intimidation.