I am not afraid of much in the world.
Heartbreak is at the top of the list, followed by ticks (yes, ticks -- I love almost all arthropods, but ticks just creep me out).
Criterium racing is about third on the list, and it's a totally irrational fear. I'm not afraid of crashing or road rash or pain, just that I'll be horrible at it and take a really long time to realize that. I'm worred about obliviously being That Guy at every single race until some kind soul takes pity on me and says, "Ummm, I don't want to be a jerk, but would you mind just not riding any more crits? Like, ever? Because we're all completely terrified of you and that makes it really hard to have a good time out here."
This is part of the reason I'm bound and determined to try it. I'm hoping to prove myself wrong.
We now resume our regular broadcast day.