Craig Dodson’s Introducing Lavone Lewis on the Richmond Cycling Corps blog is an amazing read:
The three RCC youth had four weeks for final preparation. Every day mattered. Our rules were sharpened: Show up became show up on time. No negativity became ‘say something positive or don’t say anything’. Work hard became work harder. Physically, we had three youth who could complete 100-miles. Mentally and emotionally, I wasn’t sure who, if any, could.
After two weeks, one of our youth was late…twice. At the beginning of the third week, now down to two prospects, one of our youth made a few negative comments during the ride. It was now just Lavone vying for the opportunity to attempt 100 miles.