Especially when I’m not the one doing it.
Instead of driving halfway across the state to "race" yesterday, I decided to head up to Fisher Farm up in Davidson, NC to help out at race number one of the Charlotte Youth Cycling League. This is a local kids only series that promotes fun over lap times, and it just what I needed to be a part of after getting burned out on my own racing. These little kids come from varied cycling backgrounds, and just seeing them out there giving it all they had was something really fun to watch.
It was really cool to be out on the course cheering for the kids (we were out there in case they needed help too), and more cowbell was always welcome.
Even the tiniest kids were getting in on the action:
After the race, food was provided:
Afterwards, Mark (from The Cycle Path) even treated the kids to a rocket launch.
See, you don’t have to be a kid to have fun. As a matter of fact, you don’t have to race to have fun. But, these kids raced, and they all looked like they were having a blast. Mountain biking is difficult, but these kids didn’t let that get in the way of a good time.
I’m so glad I skipped “my” race yesterday.