There has been a lot of buzz in popular media about the end of the world. The year 2012 is just around the corner, the rapture is happening twice per year, and aliens exist. If the world is going to end then what reason is there to plan for anything. Every time a story breaks about the imminent demise of the human race people are spurred to into immediate extreme action. From the couple that gives all worldly possessions to charity, or the bands of survivalists stockpiling guns and generators in the woods. If the world is going to end tomorrow then you need to act now.
Heed my word. Draw your focus to the present. The world will end. Right after this bike race. Now go and do something about it. Ride without fear, without concern for your body. Your muscles, your lungs, your mind, you have no need of them after this race. Do not make plans, not even dinner, there is nothing. Your focus and action belongs in the present. So forget about worldly things, take as much ammunition as you can carry. Ride your bike to end this world, and it will be a better place.
Training shall be based solely on feel,
while racing shall be guided by sensations and instinct.