How to Reframe Your Thinking When Bike Adventures Don’t Work Out As Expected

Bike adventures don’t work out as expected with asthma

I’ve written before about my challenges with asthma.

Ready for Fat Tire Birkie

This past Saturday, I ventured up to Cable, Wisconsin for the Fat Tire Birkie, a 47k fat bike race on the Birkebeiner trails in Northern Wisconsin.

Cold weather triggers asthma attack

All I was thinking about prior to the start was the cold.

Fat Tire Birkie is a great bike adventure

If you’ve ever skied the Birkie or done the Fat Tire, you know the Birkie trails are either up or down.

Reframe your thinking when bike adventures don’t work out as expected

A wiser person might have turned around at the start, or maybe cut off at the Short and Fat.

Find the adventure and challenge within

But this post is not about results or finishing.

Still need to work with doctors

Cold weather has triggered asthma attacks several times before at races, including this winter at a fat tire race up in Green Bay, and several years ago, when I rode at the Barry Roubaix gravel race in five to 10 degree weather.

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