25 November 2019
Hitting the finish line at Bluff is a confusing time of mixed emotions: immense satisfaction from completing something awesome; the disbelief at no dancing girls nor event organiser handing out cans of lager to celebrate your arrival; relief from the relentless daily routine that punishes your body; and post-adrenalin blues.
Many a TA rider has wistfully reflected on the simplicity of just riding your bike day after day - avoiding the realities of work, mortgages and global meltdown. As a wise person once opined, the satisfaction is all about the journey - there are easier ways to get yourself to Bluff - but there's also a healthy rush from meeting an ambitious goal. As for any serious event, warming down rather than collapsing in a heap is important for your post-TA body and soul.
Satiate your natural urges to indulge in life's simple pleasures:
It is not unusual to feel a tad down after focussing your life on preparing for, and undertaking, this grand adventure. The life of eating, sleeping and riding is unmatched. 'Normal' living can be a little mundane and unfulfilling afterwards. Here are some ways to work through this:
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