Long before he made it to the starting lineup, Chris Reynolds felt anxious. He had been training for months, spending every spare minute on his bike getting ready for this day. Even though he was a nervous wreck, Reynolds was determined to make it through.
This wasn’t his first time in a race, but he didn’t want things to turn out the way they had in the past. “In my first race I was very anxious and scared about riding in a group, so I only lasted about half an hour,” recalls the 25-year-old Vancouver cyclist. His other attempts had turned out much the same.
With his focus in high gear, Reynolds began the race. It wasn’t easy, the conditions were rough and soon his breath began to quicken. But Reynolds was used to the hard work. He moved past his anxiety, forgot his fears, and in a streak of color and a gust of wind the race was over.View Article