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Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in training | 0 comments

Cycling is fun (again)!

Cycling is fun (again)!

For a while, cycling hadn’t been that much fun. After the accident it took several months to get back on the bike and with a lot of the power gone, it felt like I had to start from scratch. Training wasn’t much fun and neither were core workouts due to pain in my neck, arms and collar bone, that just didn’t seem to go away. I wanted to be back at the level I was before the crash, but progress wasn’t going fast enough and neither was I (so I thought). I was extremely focused on riding fast, but I forgot all about the most important thing: cycling should be fun! Riding in the sun, enjoying the scenery and spending time with friends. So Marco and Hannah came to Sicily at the right time! Every year they visit the island and every time we try and squeeze in a few rides.

Marco and Hannah in the town of Terrasini

Marco and Hannah in the town of Terrasini

At the same time I started riding with Cai Mano, a strong rider from Partinico, and I noticed time flew and yes, I was having fun! I stopped thinking about progress and started enjoying the bike rides again.

Cai Mano near the town of Calatafimi

Cai Mano near the town of Calatafimi

Cai Mano on a descent

Cai Mano on a descent near Balata di Baida

After all these rides together I feel like I’m enjoying cycling as much as I did before the accident. And in the meantime I’m feeling stronger and getting faster. So thank you guys for helping me enjoy cycling again. Cycling is fun and I’m looking forward to our next ride together!

Cycling is fun!

Cycling is fun!

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