Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Perspective

It's been a frustrating and tiring week. I got on my bike cleared my mind and things looked up. It's amazing what a bike ride can do. For some people bikes and racing are a hobby, something they do for fun on the weekend, something to stay in shape. There's abosultely nothing wrong with that. But that is not me, racing bikes, training, competiton, these things are something different for me. I don't think I can make a living racing bikes, and yes I have a full time job, but cyclocross is more than something I do for fun. For those whom it's a hobby, for those who do this simply for fun, it's easy to misunderstand this perspective. Last weekend I went to Maine (stay tuned for the report). It was a lot of effort, time, and money for a couple races. Was it worth it? Absolutely yes! If you get this, if you understand....thank you and thanks for listening.

4 comments:

Gary Bonacker said...

Hi, Matt - No need to explain for me. Doing something that is in your heart is so important. It goes beyond cyclocross too. Doing things that make you joyful are what our lives should be about. If you went to Belgium for a cross race it would be no different. Hell, if there was a race on Jupiter and you wanted to be there, go.Though it might be a little cumbersome with a space suit on. You are a good person and good people think about stuff. Don't let it get in the way of doing something you just love.

Gary B.

Gary Bonacker said...

Hi, Matt - No need to explain for me. Doing something that is in your heart is so important. It goes beyond cyclocross too. Doing things that make you joyful are what our lives should be about. If you went to Belgium for a cross race it would be no different. Hell, if there was a race on Jupiter and you wanted to be there, go.Though it might be a little cumbersome with a space suit on. You are a good person and good people think about stuff. Don't let it get in the way of doing something you just love.

Gary B.

Gary Bonacker said...

Sorry for the repeat. i must feel strong about this.

Fox PDX said...

Thanks Gary, that means a lot to me.