There I was biking in my front yard when I noticed a noise. Beep Beep Beep, it was a truck, a big truck with what looked to be a logo on it. A logo that read Team Radio-shack (biking team). I thought to myself no way, why would team radioshack want to visit me. After all, I just cycle for fun, I'm not a competitive cyclists. As I thought about this matter, Johan Bruynell got out of the Radioshack truck, and walked over to me as to greet me. With him was a trek madone 6 series as a team radioshack version. He looked at me strangely as if I were to ride this bike. Me, a joy-rider, riding a madone 6 series? What? I barely ride my $100 bike, and now I am being ask to ride this $3000 + bike in front of Johan Bruynell. Well anyways, we talked for about 10 minutes and he told me if I could ride 5 miles uphill steep incline in 25 minutes, he would let me be on team radioshack. Of course I said that I will try, but I knew it would not turn out well. As a matter-of-fact I failed miserably. I did that 25 minute climb in around 45 minutes. Johan said I did great, but I knew he was just making me feel better. Than he got in his truck and drove off. Leaving me with a madone 6 series bike.
What if becoming a pro cycler was really like that. What team would you join? How well would perform? Would you be scared? Would you win a madone 6 series?
I don't know you need to answer them. But all I know is that being a joy-rider is perfectly fine with me.