The Breck Epic is less than a ways away.
Riding, to some extent, has been done.
And it’s worthy of note as well, I’ve enjoyed it.
Effectively, however, what’s done is done.
As it pertains to preparation.
For me, travel takes over come this July.
So, what’s left (pre-Epic) will and shall be considered TAPER*.
* Look it up, all the pro’s do it.
It shall be a great and wondrous taper.
A taper of intense ceasing and powerful preparing.
The thoughts on my particular taper being;
Food is energy.
Energy is power.
Power is performance.
Performance is winning.
Not winning is un-used performance.
Un-used performance is reserve power.
Reserve power is stored energy.
Stored energy is accumulated food.
Accumulated food (occasionally) appears on the human body as fat.
If fat is accumulated food…
And accumulated food is stored energy…
And stored energy is reserve power…
And reserve power is un-used performance…
And un-used performance is winning, un-realized…
Fat is un-realized winning.
A quitter or small boned man or a small boned man quitter may and well stop right there.
Winning was so 2010.
In 2012 only MORE winning will do.
MORE winning requires MORE un-used performance.
MORE un-used performance requires MORE reserve power.
MORE reserve power requires MORE stored energy.
MORE stored energy requires MORE accumulated food.
MORE accumulated food requires…
MORE fat is the key to MORE winning.
The fact that I am being whisked away for the most of July is quite probably the BEST thing I can do to prepare for the Breck Epic.
If you’re following this brand of logic, the fatter I am come August 12, the more winning there will undoubtedly be.
Winning is what we winners do.
In the least, this newfound mass (excess reserved winning power potential) should propel me to even more deathly speeds on the descents of Breckenridge.
Speeds (ideally those not surprisingly corrected by hinderances) that should produce all the momentum necessary to move me from buffet to bar with the greatest of ease.