Portland, Oregon won't build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time.
Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.
It's tough to be a 15- or 16-year-old athlete competing around the country. There's tension, there's media. I had no idea what I was getting into.
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.