My hit counter recently ticked over 101,000 hits. I realize other sites get a lot more hits, but I thought this was a cool milestone. So, thanks for reading everybody!
Sometimes people sort of laugh when I tell them I have a blog. The conversation goes about like this:
“You have a blog? What do write about?”
“Mostly mountain bike racing.”
“What is there to write about?”
“Lots of stuff. Training, nutrition, strategies, gear, race reports, stories, news…”
“Oh.” Looking bored.
I think I would keep this blog going if nobody read it. I enjoy writing, and this is an easy outlet. The truth is, when I first started this site I was not sure what I would write about. As my riding and writing has evolved, I feel like I have found a good voice, my voice, when it comes to endurance racing.
I have realized, mainly through trying to express my thoughts here, that nothing is better than experiencing the great “out there”. Sometimes the out there is literal–new trails and territory. Other times it is internal–new mental and physical limits, new confidences, new memories.
I have met a ton of cool people through this blog. The enduro community is an extended network of bike and web nerds. It is a really cool thing to meet someone for the first time, and yet feel like you know that person. It happens multiple times each year, and is one of the most valuable perks to living life on the WWW.
So again, thanks for reading. Hopefully over the next 100,000 hits I can keep things interesting here, as I continue this amazing journey of endurance mountain biking.