The cyclist trains to pedal harder yes, but more than pedal, he or she must become an expert at overcoming adversity in all of its forms: tough terrain, tough competition, injury, traffic, weather conditions, illness, flats, mechanicals… the list goes on. 
No matter what, you are a cyclist, you are trained to overcome.

It might sound a bit cliché but cycling is not a sport for the faint of heart. Every rider must stare the different faces of adversity in the eye and time after time overcome the obstacle they represent. Doing so leaves every rider not only physically more fit but also stronger mentally. It is a sport that is also a school of hard knocks. To those who don’t ride we must look like gluttons for suffering and punishment and as such a bit mentally unstable. However, they know not the physical strength that comes from taking on tougher and tougher challenges nor the mental fitness associated with taking on the multitude of obstacles the sport puts in front of us. The cyclist trains to pedal harder yes, but more than pedal, he or she must become an expert at overcoming adversity in all of its forms: tough terrain, tough competition, injury, traffic, weather conditions, illness, flats, mechanicals… the list goes on. No matter what, you are a cyclist, you are trained to overcome.