I just finished reading Life without Limits - A World Champion's Journey by Chrissie Wellington. A complete book review appears on Trijuice.com. Here are my takeaways on a napkin that were a cut below Nick's journalistic standards:
#1) If a girl shows up to a race with a bike she had named "Calvin" give her a wide berth.
#2) Remember that girl you called "Muppet" in grade school? Yes, you. She can kick your ass now.
#3) If you ever find yourself sans underwear (aka "gone commando") and are about to meet the Prime Minister or President, just act like nothing is wrong. And keep legs together.
#4) When you're in the Andes and your mountain bike chain freezes overnight, just pee on it. It will melt.
#5) Learn to pee on your bike while riding. You will get a better time and no one will want to draft behind you.
#6) Never give up dreams. They might actually come true.
#7) Brothels make good triathlon training camps. No one notices the sweat, moans, and time spent looking aimlessly at the ceiling while lying on a bed.
#8) It's a lot harder to stay at the top of the mountain than it is to get there.
#9) Find a passion and let it take you where it will.
#10) If your wet suit has a hole, don't attempt to swim a triathlon in it.
#11) Relish the sheer joy of crossing your own finish line. That's the sweetest victory you will ever claim.