Time (Just some off season thoughts)
“A nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future” ~ Webster Dictionary
What is Time to a racer? I’ve been thinking a lot about this now that its the off season and I have had a bit to reflect on the race season. Racing a discipline depended on the clock and how fast you can go from the top of a mountain to the bottom can create an obsession with Time. Not just hours or minutes but the time that really matters in the end… Its the seconds and milliseconds that ultimately put you on the box or off the back.
After my first full year of racing nothing but the clock It still blows my mind that gaps aren’t bigger at the end of the day. How does one defy time… To be faster and beat it to a pulp… Crush it… make it your bitch…
So with this seed in my mind I’ve been looking at the trail different, touching the brakes less and looking for the free speed there for the taking. The off season is where the biggest gains are made and those tenths of a seconds you got beat by all year add up to seconds in your favor. Working on flipping the script.
Some of us want it… some of us don’t have enough of it… and some of us even run out of it…
This may be the hardest off season yet… Back to work I go!