• SPOKE: Becky Furuta on Bikes, and Life – Entitlement

    Submitted by 303cycling on February 18th, 2018

    By Becky Furuta A great burden is lifted in sport and in life when you come to the realization that no one owes you anything at all. Athletes, by definition, have a competitive spirit. It’s why we do what we do. It’s the reason I am on the bike trainer at 4am, in the silentRead More

    • SPOKE: Becky Furuta on Bikes, and Life – From 30,000-feet

      Submitted by 303cycling on January 14th, 2018

      A ride down memory lane. By Becky Furuta “You should judge your success by what you had to give up to achieve it.” Guy in seat 24C, flight from Alicante, Spain to Madrid. I was eating a rhubarb croissant, and thinking about how tired my body felt. I had a separated right shoulder, road rashRead More

      • SPOKE: Becky Furuta on Bikes, Life: Lessons from the Coach

        Submitted by 303cycling on January 7th, 2018

        A ride down memory lane. By Becky Furuta “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different.” Garrett White, my former cycling coach I was busy berating myself. I knew I had held back. It was the final field sprint, everyone was moving into position, and I doubted myself just longRead More

        • SPOKE: Becky Furuta on Bikes, and Life – #1 Wisconsin

          Submitted by 303cycling on December 17th, 2017

          A ride down memory lane. By Becky Furuta My life could be as easily measured in the passing of minutes as in the strokes of pedals. Much of my 39 years on the planet has been spent riding, from the moment my dad bought me my first black and white BMX bicycle to the afternoonRead More

          • Life Lessons Through the Eyes of Cyclocross

            Submitted by 303cycling on October 24th, 2017

            In the last few months of racing cyclocross, I’ve realized so many parallels this insane sport has to my own life. As a triathlete for the better of the last 8 years, my life was a lot like my training rides…one big blur after the other in a mad rush to get to the next thing. Was it fun? Absolutely. Would I trade the experiences I had? Never. But I will say, dipping my toe into cyclocross has taught me to slow down and appreciate every turn, fall, and bump. So here are few things I’ve learned: Read more

            • 10 Ways Mountain Biking Has Made You Better at Real Life

              Submitted by Nicole Odell on April 16th, 2017

              From MTB Project Your bike is the best life coach $5,000 can buy. Mountain biking is a microcosm for real life. You crash, you fail, you get frustrated. You succeed, you achieve, you improve, you push your limits, and then maybe you crash some more. In the process, you’re constantly learning, and those lessons extendRead More