If there’s any kind of benevolent endurance god out there, we’ll keep this sport right where it was when we all fell in love with it: a sanctuary for anyone and everyone who yearns to sweat, sacrifice and suffer their way to happiness. Give the Pact a read. If it sounds like something you’re into, sign it. Then live it.
*Unless you only got into it for the Insta and the coffee shop fashion shows. Then by all means, as you were.
No matter how goofy
somebody looks, I
shall not mock.
But I will mock myself. Often.
I will show respect to everyone
I see with a wave or smile or nod.
Maybe even all three.
If it’s not returned, I will
not shake my head.
Because I do not know
what’s going on in theirs.
I will believe in positive vibes
as much as power-to-weight ratios;
good karma as much as good form.
Whatever my jersey or bib
may say, I know we’re all on the