I’ve been hearing more and more stories of women burning out – especially in the pandemic, where boundaries have become blurred between work, play, mental health and more. The pressures of society to be competitive as a racer, as stylish as instagram influencers or to be seen always riding your bike can weigh heavy on the demands placed on yourself.
There are two types of people in this world. Those who love the intricate mechanics of bikes and those who do not.
I lost. Again. In fact not even close to a podium. Or a decent time.
Yet, I still felt good. While friends and spectators were telling me “better luck next time,” or “you looked fast at that split,”...