Cycling inspiration is typically a non-issue for me. When I have free time, to the extent that it doesn’t impact upon time with Mrs. RATG and the little RATG, I like to go for a ride, screw around on a bike, or work on a bike. When I do need some inspiration, looking at the Vaytanium, or a magazine, or a similar source of inspiration does the trick. So I’m rarely at a loss for inspiration to ride.
Seeing movies like that inspires me, though. It inspires me to ride better. In addition to the relatively ‘normal’ biker goals (faster, further, more efficiently), movies like this have shown me that I need to set another goal: better. For 2012, one of my most significant goals is to ride better. Better technique, better bike handling, better technical skills. I don’t have a goal to jump picnic tables on my road bike. Heck, I probably won’t be jumping picnic tables at all. Probably. At least not on a road bike. (Don’t worry, Mrs. RATG). (And this is probably the last time that I’ll refer to her as that, now that I see how unappealing it is in print. Hereafter, Mrs. RATG will be Ms. Information, based on the great celiac research she’s done…er… Ok, name TBA.)