I'm gonna have all you women under my command
Got my mojo workin'...." -Preston Foster
Confidence is a tremendous asset. Especially when racing. Without it a man is simply going through the motions. For a racer, going through the motions adds even more risk into an already dodgy proposition.
The universe, like a pack of wild dogs, can smell doubt and fear and responds just as viciously. A few crashes, a couple of bad finishes or DNFs can start one on a downward spiral that slays the ego. After two decades of racing motorcycles in various disciplines, I have been there once or twice. It's a hell of an easy hole to get into and a hell of a hard one to get out of. The only thing that has ever worked for me was getting back to basics, discovering the joy in riding again. Practice, repetition, finding a way out of your own head and into the soul of the machine.
Whatever it takes. Get your mojo workin'.........
|Rider to my left stuck on a log and out of mojo. I hopped over it, still chasing my own....|