Sunday, May 8, 2016

Its all about improving oneself every ride

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
May 8, 2016

Some of the rules on success and getting wealthy says its all about improving oneself everyday in whatever you do. It is not about getting more money or more material possessions. IT IS ALL ABOUT GETTING BETTER EVERYDAY.

None could be more visible in our rides.  One can ride the same way for the entire year. or you could seek improvement.   Or one could buy upgrades.  The rule is upgrade you.  One may have the latest SRAM 1 x 11 group set with 42 largest cog, or the lightest carbon fiber frame or wheel set.  But you could pedal yet at the same rate or still ride at 20 mph.

Why dont you attempt riding at 30 kph, ascend the hill at 13 kph instead of just 8 kph?  Or sprint before reaching the top when your legs are about conking out?  Or how about chasing somebody who passes you?

As for me for yesterday ride (at San Carlos Antenna) and today's ride (at Cardona loop 2x) I achieved the following:

1. Climbing San Carlos from Gate 2;

2.  Climbing the antenna without falling on the rugged road;

3.  Completing the climb using 34 x 32 (other riders were climbing at 24 x 32 or 28 x 44)

4.  Sprinting at flats at 42 kph using an MTB  ( I managed to chase an MTB from Pasig who was showing off his speed) and even led him at Callahan until Morong.)

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