My randonneur ride to Victoria with my friend Todd was scotched, because Todd had has bicycle stolen today. For me, and without a doubt for Todd, this is a real bummer. My sense of discouragement about humanity is profound. Todd’s a good person; he doesn’t deserve to have his bicycle stolen.
Perhaps it’s also why this video inspires all the more. Michal Maroši, a Czech downhill competitive cyclist showed me how to get over discouragement mighty fast. After a devastating early-race fall, he dared something wild—and won!
There are a lot of advice givers out there quick to tell us how important it is to overcome adversity, but quick thinking Maroši showed what it looks like. Next time adversity rears its head—and it will again—I’ll remember Michal and Ride the Wall ! ! !