Adversity has the power to break you
But the flip side, it can also make you
Adversity can mask your goal
But it can also bare your soul.
Adversity can bend your will
Test your spirit every day until
You live your life outside the zone
It’s down to you, and you alone.
Adversity will bring you rain
But that’s not all, it will bring you pain
The wind might blow you off your course
So can you master nature’s force?
Adversity’s a hoolie, it’s scary stuff
Twenty’s plenty, thirty’s enough
Ride behind the hedge but watch that gate
The roaring wind can seal your fate.
Adversity is invariably cold
And the medal it brings isn’t gold
It’s down to you to take it on
Twenty seven or number one?
Adversity, it numbs your toes
Fingers too, it’s way it goes
Two layers here and three layers there
Fuck the weather, be aware.
Adversity’s dark, it hides the way
4am to start the day
The streets are bare, not a soul about
So back yourself and have no doubt.
Adversity’s winter’s solstice child
Badly mannered, never mild
It’s up to you, wheely man
Turn those pedals while you can.
Adversity’s a cancer on feeling good
It’ll smash your spirit if only it could
The door is open, you have a choice
Be silent today, or raise your voice.
Adversity lurks in every street
Potholes, speed bumps, whatever you meet
Be aware, be sure and concentrate
Push yersel’, master your fate.
Adversity’s the farmer and his effin’ hedge
That’s no’ thorn it’s a bleedin’ wedge
Pick your line and trust your luck
If you hear a hiss, there’s always fuck!
Adversity’s often a double white line
And a motor cutting it oh so fine
Why can’t you wait, it’s my life
Wait fifteen seconds and I’ll still have a wife.
Adversity’s an injury thing
A niggle here, a pain that stings
But who’s giving up, you or me
I still ride when I’m not pain free.
Adversity thinks it’s got you beat
Another shit day of rain and sleet
Meet it head on, it’s the only way
And live to fight another day.
Adversity’s a bastard that’ll steal your dream
It’s down to you, there’s no I in team
If you can’t do it, no one can
You’re Riding2Cure, the cycling man.