My new perspective on cycling comes from the ground floor. After four months of riding Milton's National Cycling Centre velodrome, I see this part of the Ontario Cycling Associations membership insurance waver in a new light:
4. Furthermore, I am aware:
a) That injuries sustained can be severe;
b) That I may experience anxiety while challenging myself during the sport of cycling and the activities, events and programs;
While looking forward to the Pan Am / Parapan American Games this summer, I am even more anxious to tackle my fear of heights when the velodrome re-opens in September. Hopefully my flying 200m times will be the only things tumbling down.