"Coulda gone harder"

While other sports have dramatic, thrilling, discrete moments—upper-deck home runs in baseball, Hail Mary passes in football, game-winning three-pointers in basketball—fans of cycling and other endurance sports such as running revel in witnessing ­extended bouts of suffering.

The art of suffering and a cyclists’ routine reply after a climb, “I coulda gone harder.” are discussed in this Bicycling Magazine article.

Article written by: Bill Gifford
Illustration by: Jason Holley