Wednesday, April 16, 2008

If everybody were like you, would the world be a better place?

ME? probably not.

I spent like 3 hours this morning using google blogsearch to find .rar files of old albums that I have on vinyl, but want on my mp3 player. Today I got Dag Nasty and Strife. 3 hours. Then I mowed the lawn while jamming to my new tunes. This made mowing the lawn like a 4 hour task.

Then there is the other end. Monday I spent the morning riding with Stig, a guy who is totally amazing. He is one of those guys who raced PRO, then decided to be a doctor. While working like a million hours a week as a doctor, he kept in shape enough to race one race in 2006.

There must be some sort of higher level of consciousness for some people, like a real actual life Jedi. I have only met like 3 people like this in my life, and I really think that they are exceptional. For me to watch it, it is angering and uplifting at the same time.

It is uplifting because you look at somebody like that and hope that if you put your mind to something, you can absolutely do it. Then the angry side comes on. Average exists as a math term. You are probably going to be average, that is what average means. Not everybody can be exceptional by the definition of exceptional. Do you spend your life trying to be something that by definition is limited?

I guess you are always moving forward or backward. Im going riding.

You cant sit still on a moving train. - Howard Zinn

5 comments:

Matt! said...

Best post of the year! It took a long time for me to except being average. Like trying to explain to my girlfriend how yes, I've been riding bikes my whole life and racing them, but I am still in the beginner's category.

Anonymous said...

Average....... not really read this blog "you are "bike racer dude" when" I'm pretty sure you're way above average in some people eyes.

"The force is strong in this one"-Yoda

Jason said...

I aspire to be average. This post is way above average. Hope the ride was good.

Chris Mayhew said...

And now you know what every ride with you feels like. How's that for relativity?

Burt Friggin' Hoovis said...

dude, that post sucked.

your blog is almost as bad as Leech's.

thanks,
burt