One of the most asked question about the Vuelta Ride is why I am riding every kilometer of the 3300km Vuelta a España.
The short answer is to inspire others to go for their own challenge but this answer requires a bit of elaboration so here it is:
1.5 years ago, I was a management consultant for an IT company in Melbourne, Australia but I felt like I am not really living the most fulfilling life I want. I took a very bold decision of quitting my job to pursue my passion for cycling. I looked at a map to find out where the place for cycling would be. I decided it would be Spain. I packed my bike and a small bag and moved to Malaga, not knowing anyone there, never been there and not speaking a word of Spanish.
It was a scary move not knowing what is tomorrow, going against the “norms of society” and the fear of failure.
But it has been the best decision of my life to do something that seemed impossible, beyond imagination and not “normal”.
Mostly fear of the unknown and failure keeps people away of trying. But exactly that fear limits you from showing to yourself how much more you are able to do.
And that is exactly what I want to show with riding the 3300km Vuelta a Espana.
La Vuelta is known to be tough. So, it was not surprised when I received a lot of messages of doubts that I would be able to make it. And that’s exactly why I am doing it – because this challenge is the perfect example of pushing the limits of imagination – for you as well as for me.
By sharing my journey in these three weeks of all the ups and downs, my feelings, my worries and my thoughts, I want to show the process that I go through when going for a big goal.
But the most important step has been done. Taking the first step!
You don’t have to quit your job, move to the other side of the world and ride 3300km around Spain, but I am very sure that you have dreams and goals you are waiting for the right moment to pursue. The right moment is now. Do what you live doing! And enjoy every moment of this journey!