Season's End

 Aix-La-Fayette / Auvergne, France

Aix-La-Fayette / Auvergne, France

Despite all the fantastic NYC weather, my riding season is ironically finished for 2015. December usually comes as a time for me to recharge for the upcoming year. 

Besides this blog post, I wouldn’t expect anything new on the homepage until 2016 which will be a big year not only for BYC, but also for me as a cyclist. I’ve shared already with several within the cycling community on some ideas and goals. Particularly, how I will be entering velodrome and crit racing. Late this year, I already began with alley cats and quickly learned my place among many of NY’s best. My competitive spirit and will to challenge myself wants to continue to grow and perform better as a cyclist. 

Velodrome and crit racing will be in no way easy. It will take time, sacrifice, and training. All of which I’m ready to do as of January 1st, 2016. 

Right now, I’m currently enjoying the beautiful countryside in Auvergne, France. The fresh-air, open landscapes, slow pace, and silence is a friendly reminder that solitude can also be blissful.  

No matter how much one loves the city, all New Yorkers need a change of scenery once in awhile. To get away from the noise pollution, congested spaces, and ultimately the rush. Yes, it is in itself…tiring. Living in the “greatest city in the world” isn’t an excuse to become a NY hermit and avoid experiencing something different and new outside the city (or country for that matter.) Traveling is an absolute blessing.

I’ll be happy to share images from Auvergne and the other cities I’ll be visiting throughout this trip. BYC is as much about going out there and experiencing new things as it is about cycling. I owe a lot to traveling because it has not only helped me grow as a person, but also allowed me to rediscover cycling while in Amsterdam during a 2011 European trip. Here we are now…BYC is two-years-old.

As this will be my last update for a few weeks, I wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. You will be seeing a lot more of me in 2016. (Sorry).