#10: Have Fun
In the end, the most important thing is to have fun. As much it can be painful, I look forward to my weekly sessions with Konstantin. I love riding down the country roads well outside Boston listening to Jimi Hendrix. And when the time came I thoroughly enjoyed my long ride with my pals out in LA. The fact that one of them lagged behind me the whole time and the other bonked on the third climb was just icing on the cake.
They were shocked by my improvement and my ability, despite my stature, to keep up (real bikers, including the faster of my two friends are in the 140 pound range).
“I trained my ass off,” was my response with a satisfied grin. “And I had more than a little help from a Russian kick-boxer.”