This year, the weather isn't the only change in the air for me. While I was completing a solo racing trip in Belgium last month, I learned that my team is without a title sponsor for 2013, and I have yet to find another team for the coming season. With a trying season behind me and an uncertain future ahead, I'm left to focus on the present. Since sitting around and worrying about situations such as these is a fast track to insanity, I am thankful that I am leaving in a few days for an epic backpacking adventure in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. With only a departure and a return date planned, I'm hoping that everything in between will be an exciting adventure! If I can, I'll do my best to post photos and updates of my exploits during the trip.
Change, not knowing what lies ahead, and big decisions, can all be quite scary. I guess if there's one thing that I've learned from these past seven seasons of bike racing, it's how little of the future I can predict, and even less of it I can control. So perhaps the best course of action is to just not worry too much and trust that it will work out in the end. Until it does, I plan to enjoy the changes, challenges, and opportunities that this autumn brings my way. Thanks for reading!
|Soaking up a sunny late summer day in Belvidere with my dog|
|Training on the Muur in Geraardsbergen|
|and racing up it a few days later.|
|No Cliff Bars, no problem! Found this classic race food in a Belgian grocery store.|