Thursday, November 15, 2007

Timing the beer reward

In a race, it doesn't matter if your bike's perfect or if your training was perfect -- if you're not in that right state of mind, you're just going through the motions. In the middle of a race everybody hits a point where they feel like quitting. I just slow up for a bit and say to myself, "Well, what am I going to do, go drink a beer and watch everybody else finish?" Then I just keep riding. The beer will be there when I'm done.

-- Singlespeed racer Dan Jansen, as told to Bicycling magazine in October. Hopefully there was a beer waiting for him when he finished 11th in the Pro division of The Iceman Cometh last weekend (see Kevin's blog post below on how our guys fared). Jansen won the National Ultra Endurance Singlespeed Mountain Bike title last year.

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