The Copper Triangle.

What runs through my head on the eve of the hardest physical event I’ve attempted

I have had to, and will continue to, ride past the thoughts of

“stop”
“You’re not good enough”
“What’s the point?”
“Haven’t you biked enough?”
“What do you have to prove?”

And try to cling onto the positive thoughts

“You have trained enough”
“This is for you”
“You are capable”
“You’ve put in enough work”

Please, watch over me. Let me make smart decisions. Allow me the opportunity to put a stellar time down.

At mile 60 I will begin a 12 mile ascent before the last descent. It is the hardest in the ride. It is one of the hardest anywhere near here. As much as physical endurance will play a part, it will be my mental fortitude that will allow me the ability to finish this event.

I am nervous, I am happy, I am proud, I am scared.

I am many emotions put into one. I just need to get off to a clean start and get into a nice rhythm.

I thank the universe for the health that has been bestowed upon me. I am grateful that I get the chance to complete this feat. Thank you for giving me the will of a champion. I am going to will myself to complete this ride.

Well, I guess I am as ready as I ever will be.

Wish Me Luck.

-The Baker’s Man

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