Wednesday, December 16, 2009


What is focus? Desire? Drive? Discipline? Is it the relentless pursuit of a singular goal no matter how lofty, or just simply the ability to get up at 6am to train your weaknesses when its dark and freezing outside? The 2 months or so post Moab my focus was a bit off after a long summer of rather intense ....err...focus. My bike love is stronger than ever, but I desperately needed some non-structure. No chest straps, no powermeters, no plan. Just riding to ride. I just needed to feel the chill air, feel my chest tighten and breath shorten on a climb, feel the concentration just before a technical section, feel the fatigue after a long day. I needed no distractions.

That time has come and gone and now the desire is back and the flames are burning higher than ever. I have some big ideas for the next few years and the gears are turning. But for now, time to focus.


sarah virginia said...


Matt said...

Focus can come later. Enjoy yourself!