Posted by: gofastturnleft | November 19, 2012

An Imaginary Conversation

“Hey Kevin, long time no see!”

“Oh hey, how’s it-”

“You’re a wuss!”

“Wait, what?”

“You had this big old ‘Look at me, I’m going to be an awesome racer this year!’ talk going on and what happened with that, huh?  Wuss out?  Again?”

“Well, no, it’s just that-”

“It must suck, being a big sucker who sucks suck all the sucking time!”

“Ok, yeah, that’s totally mature.”


“This is clearly going somewhere, so I’ll just sit back here and wait, shall I?”

“Ok, I’m done.”

“Yeah, I have been a little bit off my game plan.  Turns out, this was a pretty busy year in general, so the whole riding and racing thing didn’t pan out so well.  In fact, I didn’t really touch a bike from May until September.”

“Really?  What was so important that you gave up cycling for four month?”

“For starters, this:


Bam!  Baby!”

“Hmm, ok, yeah, I guess that’s a decent excuse.  If, y’know, you actually carried her.  I think that was mostly on Kelsey, huh?”

“True enough, but it just felt wrong heading out for rides either without her or without her even having the option to ride.  It felt selfish is all.”

“Fair enough, but-”

“And this:


Bam!! New clinic!”

“Oh!  You got a new job, huh?  That’s a bit of a change, but still-”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa there genius!  This is a bit beyond a new job.  That there is mine.  That is my own personal private slice of therapy heaven.  That is six months of 60-70 hour weeks of settling contracts, signing leases, ordering equipment, making phone calls, arguing with insurers, and the thousand other things that go into opening a new business.  Let’s just hold off on the judgement regarding my lack of training and consider where I’ve been spending my time instead, shall we?”

“Yeah… sure…  So how are things going?”

“Pretty well at the moment.  Things are fairly smooth and the schedule is filling up nicely.  Things as calm as they are, I’ve actually managed to get out and race a few cross races this Fall.  You know, without any training to speak of.”

“How are you doing?”

“I’m riding really consistently.”

“Consistently what?”




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