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February 2017 - Don't try this alone

I ride a lot in my own basement, but was grateful when Josh, local Star City CX hero, proposed early morning trainer rides twice a week in his basement.

Even when you're self-motivated, being around others with similar goals and positive attitudes gives a big boost. Also, it creates accountability, especially after the start-of-a-new-year-gung-ho-ness wears off and the length of winter dreariness asserts itself.

I found myself looking forward to seeing my friends and on days I didn't feel so excited about stepping out into the cold, I felt like they'd expect me to be there, even if they weren't. Those perceived expectations got my butt out of bed and down the street to that bike and those rollers more days than I care to admit.

My partner in mischief and motos, MFD, also helped keep me on schedule. If I didn't act like I was going, he'd ask, "Don't you have your spin club or something," knowing full well I did and that I would be disappointed in …