Winning at Cycling Without Actually Winning

Well I am just blown away by the attention and support (i.e. hits) that I received for my last post, Jess Cutler’s Guide to Winter Training.  It’s good to know that so many of my friends and followers will be following my sage advice and having a great season!

Since I’m obviously such a great and insufferable inspiring human and important online presence, I’ve decided that it’s a far better use of my time to share my wisdom through words than actually training and/or doing my job. Anyway, writing is pretty much the same as training, right? (see winter training guide tip #4).

As many of you, my loyal readers, know I have been around the professional cycling scene for quite some time now (nearly 9 months if my math is correct) and in that time I’ve learned a lot about how to succeed in the cycling world.  I’ve tried to succeed by winning races but that’s really hard and requires focus and training so I’ve had to learn other ways to succeed without actually succeeding, i.e. redefining success, everyone’s a winner! yay!

It is my opinion that in this digital age we are experiencing a cultural renaissance wherein if you’re internet famous then you’ve pretty much made it (et tu, Star Wars Kid?).  And since 10,000+ My Bookhits on my wordpress blog can’t be wrong, I’ve decided to do what all moderately internet famous people do and write a book. Here’s a sneak preview of the cover.

The book promises to be chock full of useful information with chapters such as “Passive-Aggressive Tweeting,” “Advanced Excuse-Making,” “How to Get your Picture into Cycling News or How I Learned to Cause a Crash and Blame Someone Else,” and “Epic Instagramming p/b Rapha.”

So while everyone else is spending the winter getting actually faster, I am spending the winter internetting about getting faster.  What’s the saying, “one watt for every twitter follower?” If that’s the case then bring on 2013, it promises to be “epic.”

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About Jess Cutler

35 year old pro road and cyclocross racer. National Champion. Generally nice person.
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One Response to Winning at Cycling Without Actually Winning

  1. iwjocelyn says:

    Huge thumbs up!!! I was internet famous in my pro triathlon days, so you are dead on! 😀 I’ve been stalking you since our wee little LiveJournal days, and so happy with your success. Keep kicking ass, awesome lady!!!

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