- What’s your name and where are you from?
- Why did you sign up to do this race?
- What was your goal for this race before you started?
- Now that you’re racing, do you think you’ll reach that goal? If not, what has your goal changed to and why?
- What’s the hardest thing about this race?
It’d be interesting to see how answers change as I get later into the race and people are at different stages in the racer’s mood cycle. And then, when I get back, write up these mini-stories. Abracadabra — a composite profile of endurance cyclists.
Good idea or dumb? If, during a race, would you resent someone handing you a recorder and asking you a bunch of personal questions?
One Little Problem
I can envision one potentially fatal flaw in my idea right off the bat: my own attitude. As the day goes on, there will be times when I’m unlikely to want to talk to anyone about anything. So, at some of the most important stretches of the race, I’d be likely to go completely dark, or — worse — possibly throw the recorder into the bushes as an expression of my disdain for the race, myself, other riders, and the world in general. Hey, I can get like that.
Anyone got a digital recorder they don’t mind lending me? I promise to sweat all over it and get it real dirty.
Today’s Weight: 165.6