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General Discussion / Uphill
« on: July 02, 2004, 10:13:38 pm »
i have been commuting one day a week to work up and over a mountain pass, 15 miles up coming from one side, 7 miles coming from the other (a total of 70 miles roundtrip).  i do have to psych myself up for the long grind, and i just try to remind myself to relax and enjoy the sights and not to worry about how slow i'm going. finally decided i needed some motivating songs to float through my head, and laugh about singing "climb every mountain" and "the hills are alive with the sound of music" from the sound of music movie.  the songs work both to take my mind off the grind and to keep me laughing at myself.

i live in the mountains so have climbs no matter what ride i do, so it's been a two decade quest to make my peace with climbing.  i envy people like the tour de france riders that can power up at 15 to 20 mph!  for me it's a long, slow meditation on patience.


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