Friday, March 16, 2012

Much Respect to Professional Cyclists:

So most of you have ridden a bike on and off at some point in our lives. But can you imagine riding a bike for 6-7 hours a day going uphill or sprinting? I have a lot of respect for professional cyclists, they are amazing. They strength & endurance their bodies are capable of is truly remarkable. 

If any of you watch international cycling races I’m sure you have realized how amazing these riders are. It is one thing to ride 100-150 miles once and another thing to do it day after day for weeks. As we approach the beginning of cycling season try to catch a race or two. It’s truly amazing what these cyclists are capable of. Just think of the uncomfortable position they are seated in for such a long time & using all this energy to get up a mountains. Many of these riders burn about 5600 calories in a 4-5 hrs period and trying to keep your body hydrated and fed through that is tough. If you think an ironman seems impossible watch Tour de France, Vuelta de Espana, Giro de Italia or many other bike races where these athletes wake up day after day to give it their all.

 I think what our bodies can do is amazing many of us don’t even come close to accomplishing %10 of our own capability. 

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” -Arthur C Clarke

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction”-
John F. Kennedy