Picture this. You’re zooming down a stretch of flat road on your bike, when suddenly you encounter a hill. It’s steep. You quickly downshift into first gear, pedal like a madman, and struggle to the peak.
Up top, you shift back to your high gear, and coast down the other side.
Pretty simple stuff. Most of us have had that experience.
In that low gear, you’ll be spinning your legs a ton, but barely making any progress.
Well, sometimes fighting is like that too. Whether it’s making a ton of low-gear adjustments in bottom mount before you shift up into a big shrimping movement, or dedicating your time in training into ntty gritty explorations of why you’re losing balance when you throw your lead hook.
Coasting through a challenge is always fun. But there will invariably be times you’ll have to pedal furiously just to gain an inch on an uphill battle.
The trick is to realize that the walls you think are blocking your way are just steep, steep hills, and if you can build a gear big enough, and pedal hard enough, you can climb over anything.