So what would Paulette say to her younger self when she was just “starting out”?
“If I could speak to past ‘me’ when I was a newbie rider, I would tell myself, ‘Train at your own pace, find other riders who share the same vibes and speed. Then maybe sprinkle in some rides that push you every now and then.’ ”
A healthy dose of perspective is just what we need heading into a new year. We’ll keep making chamois creams to keep you comfortable when the road ahead is pushing you past your boundaries.