The obstacle judge hoofs up to my pile of bike and human parts to get us right side up. However, I really want to get up the hill and he really wants me down the hill. After another failed attempt to get the bike up the hill, we retreat down.
Now I have a conundrum. This was obstacle #2 of god only knows how many. With the rain filling my open face shield, I try to navigate down to the next obstacle. There are times when life deals you a bad hand, you should really think about the next steps. And this should be one.
Lesson from physics 101: What goes up, must come down.
My cleverness undoubtly serves me no good purpose on this afternoon. Now I find myself at the bottom at the same hill, but the backside. About 1/3 the height, navigating a deep rut and loose gravel I am now staged for the second obstacle.
Nothing (ad)ventured, Nothing Gained
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.