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Enjoying Every Opportunity: Motivational Monday with Bill Strickland

Just one of those days on the bike. Thank you Bill Strickland for putting it in beautiful words. Rain-drenched ride, and happy for it. Understood for some reason, through whatever that alchemy of a ride is, that any palmares such as I have, which for me are big rides instead of big wins, have been […]

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Our Deepest Fear: Motivational Monday with Marianne Williamson

Whether we realize it or not, we are afraid of what we can achieve. By not  wanting to belittle others or to stand above the crowd, we destroy our potential. Sometimes it is casually referred to as “Fear of Success.” Achievements, even when selfish will always inspire others, who in turn would go on to light […]

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There is No Gene for the Human Spirit: Motivational Monday with Jerome Morrow/Ethan Hawke

Every week or so, I hear it in one shape or another from friends, random people and even renowned (cycling) publications: “You don’t have the genetics of the PROs, so don’t even bother thinking you have even the slightest chance of getting to that level.” We as people tend to demonize what we don’t fully […]

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Winning Isn’t Normal: Motivational Monday with Dr. Keith Bell

Standing on the top of that podium is the ultimate result in any sport. Cliches like: “It takes hard work, perseverance, and sacrifice to win.” scream at you from magazine and book covers, posters and TV commercials.  Although true to a degree, those words never fully addressed that at its fundamentals winning isn’t the norm […]

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Things that Stop Us: Motivational Monday with Mike Spracklen and Jamie Paolinetti

We all have a point where we doubt if it is worth going further. Heavy fatigue, hectic life, and family all take their toll, without asking. “It is just this one time” starts as an excuse that soon imperceptibly turns into a bad habit that is hard to shake off. Bad habits do not thrive in a […]

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The Challenge of “Why?” and The Other Side, Motivational Monday with George Mallory

Why do you do it? The speed, the thrill, the wins, the crowds? I think it all boils down to the challenge. Although we will never know whether George Mallory managed to ascend to Mt. Everest for the first time in human history, his words ring with eternal resonance. Simple, yet precise it is the answer to the eternal […]