It’s all in the anticipation I think. It’s all in the expectation of doing something that makes it exciting. I guess that’s why there is an entire industry of marketing and advertising. The entire industry is dedicated to creating hype and expectations.
I’m pretty much a novice at biking. In fact, last year, I simply updated an old bike (circa 1989) with new tires, some extra padding, and toe clips. I thought I would only spend the money on a new bike when I knew I was going to continue biking. Since then, I’ve been out a few times with a few different people. I’ve been out even less times by myself. But, I’m getting better at it. And, I’ve discovered I actually like it.
The other day, I decided I was going to bike up Sonoma Mountain Road. I’ve heard that Sonoma Mountain Road is a tough climb but I decided I’m just going to do it. I know it’s going to be a hard because I have only two front derailleur-wheel thingies on my bike (circa 1989 remember). But, I had energy. I had music. NIKE!
I was going to climb Corona Road again. But, as I approached the crossroads of Corona Road and Adobe Road, I thought: I wonder what it will take to do Sonoma Mountain Road? So, I just peddled past and continued to Sonoma Mountain.
I didn’t even plan to do it. All I planned for was a bike ride. I think I did OK. I didn’t finish the entire road. It just kept going up and up–and I had to get off my bike in two separate places and walk it up. I did reach a point, however, where I thought I may be higher than my regular Corona Road extension. I figured that it’s enough for today. Already, I’ve exceeded my own expectations.