May 13th, 2021
Hi, it’s been a while. But hey, I’m here. How are you? How have you been since my last blog? Did you find purpose, goals and did you grow something nice?
Oh me you ask? It’s been. Well challenging. I have had some crazy good weeks doing March and April. Like everything just came together so nicely. You know when you have that state of flow feeling?
Even though, you are never in full flow leading into a new World Cup season. Because, heck, what if you fail? I think every rider has these excited, yet scared feelings inside them. I have done my homework, but was it enough?
But another thing also struck me - I wish that the women field were as stacked as the mens! I wish we were more. The level of the women riders are high, just like the men, but we are just fewer, the gaps easier opens up. And it made me think, what can I do to inspire more young women to start riding bikes, stay in the sport, and some become professional? Because one thing I think is crucial is simply to get more girls on mountain bikes. Like, just in Denmark, for every time you see 10 boys riding around you see 1 girl. Then it’s 10 times more likely that one of them has the will to take it all the way to the top of the sport. The sport of mtb is SO fun and I’m sure so many would love it, if they just knew about it and had the change to practice it.
What can I do? Could I do mentorship? An online club/forum? I’m super curious and open for ideas, so please feel free to write me. What would you like? What would your daughter like?
Now, there isn’t much else to do than to look at the goals ahead. 2 out of 6 world cups are gone, but I have many more changes this season, so I gotta keep my head high and work towards those. Life is a rollercoaster and sometimes it change direction, so I guess I just have to hold on, because we just did a loop and a 180, and out of experience I know that it isn’t a straight line in front of me either. So what else to do, than to do my best every day, until I’m where I want to be.
Reflect what you desire, become what you respect