Something is holding you back.
Is it your age? Did you start too late?
Is it your genetics? Not enough talent?
Is your work schedule? Not enough time?
Is it where you live? No good riding except in your basement?
You know what? These are just excuses to justify poor personal progress.
Let let me give it to you straight.
YOUR PERSPECTIVE IS WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK.
Change your view and become resourceful with what you do have.
The reality is this:
Your age is not holding you back. I still have yet to see one rider over 50 in CINCH, no matter how much or little cycling experience they had prior, not improving each month in mindset, physical ability, skill level, and nutritional health.
Your genetics are not holding you back. Greatness isn’t born, it’s grown. Consistent and purposeful practice in the right areas makes permanent ability. Period. No top athlete will ever tell you they got where they are because they were born that good.
Your work schedule is not holding you back. In fact, likely your lack of schedule is what is. Planning is what separates the best from the rest. I find the athletes with the most in their schedules to be the highest performers. Why? Because they make it happen by scheduling in their workouts ahead of time.
Your location is not holding you back. You don’t need climbs to train climbing. You don’t need perfect weather to train endurance. What do you need is direction on what to work on, how much, and for what duration. For an example, climbing well is about zones, body position, and pedaling technique. You can do that in your basement on a trainer!
Change your perspective and take control of your personal progression.
Be resourceful and become your best!