I wrote this post a few years ago. It was brought to my attention recently by a visitor to the website who liked the post. After re-reading it, I realized this is one lesson that needs to be remembered everyday.
I was out riding my bicycle the other day in the beautiful environs of western San Luis Obispo County, California when I encountered the dreaded double H: Hills and Headwind. My pace slowed to what seemed to be a crawl. I lowered my head into the wind and began ascending the first hill. Dropping down to the lowest gear, I thought, “If I go any slower, I’ll be standing still!”