- Published: Monday, 23 June 2014 00:58
So before my weekend at the phenomenal Trek Dirt Series mountain bike camp in Los Gatos, I spent the vast majority of my time on only a few trails. Remember, this personal trainer liked working out but was still intimidated by the bike and the unknown challenges of each newly introduced trail. My husband Drew used to ask me all the time if I wanted to try a new trail, and most of the time I said “No, I'd like to get better at this one for awhile.” He's quite patient, and knew that it had to be my idea to branch out. You see, he's met me before! He knew that until I felt confident on the inside, his desire for me to step outside of my comfort zone would most likely backfire into a miserable ride for the both of us. Patient? Yes. Supportive? Yes. Self-preserving? Probably!
On an unfamiliar trail or mountain, neither my bike nor I know what's around the next bend. I can't be confident that I know everything that is about to happen. I have no idea if what lies ahead of me is going to be easy or hard, familiar or uncharted territory, safe or dangerous, simple or scary. I can, however, be confident in some basics.Add a comment