Have shelter-in-place orders thrown off your cycling mojo?
Capital City Racing will host the first Texas Gravel & Cross Happy Hour tomorrow on YouTube, so you can commiserate with other grounded athletes.
“You join in and tell us something funny, make a snarky comment, ask a question or say hi to your friends. It’s all about cyclists getting together to chat, laugh, cry and enjoy a cold one,” the invite reads.
Hosts Austin Walker, Leslie Reuter and John Russell will talk with Heidi Armstrong, founder of Injured Athletes Toolbox, about how to cope with the social paralysis brought on by the coronavirus shutdown.
Armstrong helps athletes overcome the mental and emotional fallout of injury. She learned from experience – she had eight surgeries and spent four years on crutches due to cycling injuries. (Learn more about Armstrong and her work at https://www.facebook.com/InjuredAthletesToolbox/
https://injuredathletestoolbox.com/ or read my 2013 story about here at https://www.statesman.com/article/20130923/NEWS/309239710.)
“It’s the shit nobody is really talking about but every one of us experiencing – isolation, frustration, and a longing for a bike ride with our friends,” an invitation to the virtual happy hour reads.
To join, tune into https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yt2ZNcFkxU
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.