Thursday, May 30, 2013

“It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.”
― George Harrison

“There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last.  ― Jonathan Larson

What's all this metaphysical hippy mumbo jumbo?

It's about riding a bicycle.

It doesn't matter what you just rode, or what you will have to ride, but what you are riding RIGHT NOW!

You'll get to the top soon enough, thinking about how long and hard it's going to be won't change anything.

Just pedal.
Around and around and around.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I love this shit

Some of my most memerable rides have been when it's raining.

You say "I just don't give a fuck" and you ride.

So you get a little dirty (for the record, the trails around here are cement hard this time of year especially with the lack of rain this Spring.  More fir needles and decomposing leaves than actual mud or dirt), and as long as you're moving you stay warm.  Just think how good the shower is going to feel?

In my experience, it is most slippery when the sun comes out and things start drying.  There is a transitional slime between wet and dry.  Keep off the front brake and let the rear come around.  A little loosy goosey; steer with your rear.

Better yet, don't think about it and just ride.

Today was one of those days.  Everything was perfect.  

It just flowed.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bad Dad

Looking at the weekend's forcast the Q's baseball game might be rained out.


If it rains on a day there is a baseball game and a mtb race, the baseball game will be canceled but the mtb race will go on as planned.

Is it wrong to hope for rain?

Friday, May 3, 2013

How was your drive to work today?

Bill sums it up pretty well why I'd rather ride my bike