CAN do is what hundreds did in Sunday's Bendigo Bank Fun Run through the city.
Whether it was the gruelling 15km run or the shorter distances, entrants from a wide spectrum of age groups and abilities took part.
Their attitude and approach to the annual fund-raiser for Bendigo Health was inspirational.
In recent weeks, negativity from some quarters has hindered the push for Bendigo to field teams in Premier League cricket.
It just won't work, it's too costly, it's doomed to fail are just some of the comments being bandied about.
Those sorts of sentiments were expressed more than four decades ago when the idea of the Bendigo Madison cycling classic was first mooted.
Had the doomsdayers won out, then one of the most prestigious cycling events, won in 2013 by Germany's Christian Grassman and Leif Lampater, pictured doing a handsling change, may not have rolled to life.
This city and cycling in particular must be forever grateful to the organisers of the first Bendigo Madison for their vision, passion and determination to get things done.
Since 1972, the athletics-cycling carnival at the Tom Flood Sports Centre has grown to be one of the best in Australia.
The March event draws top-class cyclists and athletes each year.
There is no doubt Bendigo fielding teams in Premier League Cricket will present many challenges.
But none of them are impossible to overcome.
Challenges are thrown up all the time, no matter what sport is being played.
Cricket is one of the most testing of all sports.
For many summers there have been batsmen and bowlers who have had to conquer doubts during form slumps.
A century can be followed by a duck, or vice versa.
A five-for in one match, 0-60 in the next.
That's the lot many cricketers have faced and dealt with.
For some people in Bendigo cricket to say it's not worth pursuing an idea to play at Premier level is short-sighted and selfish.
I have no doubt there are enough talented players within Bendigo District Cricket Association clubs or from associations across central and northern Victoria to field what would be competitive line-ups.
Among the autobiagraphies at home is Dick Johnson's Don't Tell Me I Can't Do That.
The motor racing legend's message is all about can, not cannot.
Johnson's run to be number one in touring car racing was littered with various setbacks and doubts.
A want to be the best he could be drove Johnson year after year.
Negativity from some should be hit for six
A want to be the best he could be drove Dick Johnson year after year
A motto of I would rather try and fail, than fail because I didn't try at all rings true in all walks of life, not just on the field, court, track, mat, road, lake, river, or the ocean.