If you ride anywhere in the western states, contending with poor air quality during the summer months is a training reality. Emissions, wood smoke, ozone, they all contribute to a less than ideal environment for riding.
Unless your name is Peter Sagan or Eddy Mercx, you will lose 99.9% of the bike races that you start. Failure in sport is inevitable, but it is also an important part of developing as an athlete and ultimately achieving your goals. Read on to find out how failure fits in to your development as an athlete.