Season goals are hard to work for. You have to set out on a path that when you start seems almost impossible. Dreams usually are, far fetched and slightly crazy. Only the truly inspired and slightly crazy dare take the road to chase dreams.
Most people find the journey too scary and thus decide never to try. But of course if you never try then you always fail. True accomplishment is believing in yourself enough to try. With trying comes, trust, and with trust of yourself you can always care for yourself and others.
This is what I am most proud of. The whole Gila team this year set out with goals that no other collection of El Grupo riders had ever accomplished. They were treading new territory and they trusted themselves and each other to try. That is why we had the amazing accomplishments that we did and each youth during the race again had to dig deep to finish.
I could not be prouder of this team and what we achieved. I thank each one of them and their families for trusting me, the team, and all the coaches enough to take the journey with us.
Two comments that stand out from the weekend:
Wendy was our host at the house we stayed at and upon leaving she told us that when she told people around town that El Grupo would be staying with her, people lit up and spoke very highly of the team.
And here a note we got today on Facebook.
For the next three weeks until school is over, everything is optional. Remember school comes before El Grupo and I want everyone to finish the year strong. Please come when you can but put school first.
Tuesday– Clubhouse clean up. Gila riders will also be presenting about their experience this year. I will also take time to talk about the race and my emotions. No riding.
Wednesday– Loop ride recovery style. 4:30- 6pm only.
Thursday– Ladies A mtn repeats to prepare for the weekend.
Gentleman– Recovery ride, unless you did not ride Gila and you really want to go up the hill.
Weekend: To be determined