Slowly, ever so slowly, and due mainly to this gentleman, i am changing my mind. So with the new goal to race the Tour of Bright in early December, i have commenced a certain amount of training that will only highlight my inadequacies. With the benefit of hindsight, I would hazard a guess that it was the cyclocross season i took part in during the winter, that reminded me that one can suffer and enjoy it too.
I figure I've been riding my bike for a few years too many in a comfortable niche. Time to try something different.