I got e-mails, comments, texts, and even phone
calls after yesterday's post. I appreciate it. If I had feels I
would feel them. I write whatever I feel like writing, and I realize
that yesterday's post came off a little sad and whiny. That wasn't
my intent, although I guess I was pretty sad and whiny (maybe I missed my nap or something.) It's not about racing or how that guy is faster than me
or takes it more serious than I do. I think it's a matter of me not
having the passion to even ride my bike anymore, and that's why I was
concerned. I won't give it up. I'm sure I still like it, but I need to
find a way to get inspired again. I was just burned out I guess.
Most of the advice I got was right in line with how I see things
happening. I'm not making a decision now though. In fact, I'm not
making a decision at all. I'm gonna just let shit happen. I'll ride
my bike and have fun. If that means doing some races, then so be it.
If that means becoming a professional heckler, then I'm good with
that. I understand that there can be a balance between racing,
training, and fun, and even one between riding on the road and on the
I still love all those dirt roadies, I really do (I'm friends
with a lot of 'em). When it's all said and done, we all ride bikes.
That's good enough for me, but it doesn't mean that I'll stop making
fun of people. I make fun of myself, so why should I take it easy on
Let's all stop being so damn serious about bicycles and get back
to the fun.
Maybe you like training your ass off, but there's probably a
better way. This looks fun:
Let's go have a good time, shall we? I'm off to get ready for the
grande finale of the Winter Short Track Series. We have to make this
last one a party that won't be soon forgotten.
See, I'm already heading in the right direction. Bring on the
Advoccat sez: Fun will be at Coldwater Mountain weekend of March 21-23. Mark and I are likely headed down early to get a day of riding in Thursday the 20. This new stuff will put a smile on anybody's face. We can mix in some bike advocacy and good times with the SORBA crew as well. Your Jax crew likely to be there ...
SORBA Jax will be there next month, I'm really looking forward to it.
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