How do you maintain cycling motivation through a season? What about those people who seem to race season after season and still have the drive to compete? It seems like some people are able to keep going out and riding for years on end. Those cyclists never get tired of training and they always have an infectious enthusiasm about the sport. Riders like that have a unique kind of cycling motivation that we all envy a little bit.
How do you grow that kind of cycling motivation? How do you keep climbing on your bike every week and have enthusiasm about flogging yourself for a couple of hours of training? Wouldn't it be nice to wake up every morning and be excited about the day's workout?
Just like you, I struggle with motivation sometimes. When the mercury hits triple digits or it's drizzling outside, it's easy to sit in front of the TV with a coffee and watch racing on TV. But if you want to become a beast, you have to train like one. That means having the motivation to get off your sofa and onto your saddle.
Here are a few tips to help you keep your motivation levels up.