Friday, March 27, 2009

The path is long and narrow

Sometimes it's easy to amaze myself.

I came from humble beginnings. Much of my early years was devoted to all things two-wheeled, but with an engine mounted in-between.

A 25-year love affair with motorcycles.

She was one of the most sultry mistresses I ever encountered. Fast, unforgiving and demanding. No matter how hard you rode her, she wanted more.

And if you found her limit...you just traded up to another mistress, this one with a higher range of rpm's and increased torque.

Just roll the throttle on...and hope the day ended well.

Here's a photo of master competitor enjoying the 1978 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. I rode out with several other characters from central Wisconsin. At that time I was riding a Kawasaki KZ900...one of the baddest in-line 4-cylinder bikes on the road in that era.

But it's all just a fuzzy haze now. The attraction is gone and has been replaced by a more pure, unadulterated love affair with the human engine. The power I put to the ground now comes through my Brooks trainers or the crank of my Felt road bike. The silence is sometimes deafening; life rolls by at a slower and more digestible pace.

I'm packing up and heading to the Guana 50K tomorrow. I am tired and sore and my knee hurts but let's race. I have miles in the bank and feel good about my place in the world. Economic conditions and the job market loom as black clouds in the sky, but tomorrow all of that will fade away as we head into the woods.

I have lived to race another day. I have found the long and narrow path that God intended.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:18 AM

    車燈來看看唷!
    情趣用品用品對一般人來說充滿神秘動人的吸引力,許多人想一窺情趣用品用品究竟,卻又不敢太過接近,因為這個領域充斥著謠言與標籤、讓許多人深怕一碰及就會讓別人投射以異樣的眼光看待。

    如果大家稍微留意一下,不難可以發現一些事,大多人在逛街時對每一間情趣用品用品店的櫥窗都會向內張望後姍姍離去,有一些人卻是假裝目不斜視的走過。畢竟台灣人的觀念並沒有像國外一樣的開放,所以還無法很公開與光明正大的踏進情趣用品用品去選購一些情趣用品用品
     
    利用網路購物的方式去選購情趣用品用品是相當方便的一件事情,可以從網頁上獲得商品的詳細介紹而不必害羞的去詢問店員商品的使用方法,並且在商品的介紹上面也不亞於從店員那獲得的資訊,有些甚至還更詳細一些。
     
    在台灣有許多情趣用品用品訂購網站,從以前只有少樣的情趣用品用品到今日數百種的情趣用品用品看來,這種促進閨房之樂的東西已經漸漸地為人們所接受與喜愛。

    但以目前的市場來說,絕大部分的情趣用品用品網站皆以銷售台灣、大陸製造的情趣用品用品居多。原因很簡單:成本低廉,卻也因此犧牲了品質和安全性!情趣用品用品是直接與自己和最親密的另一半的身體接觸,為了節省一點點的金錢而選擇品質粗糙的廉價黑心情趣用品用品,實為相當不智的選擇。


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  2. Walter5:01 PM

    Lookin' good, Master Competitor! Any plans on reviving this look?

    Also, it appears someone spammed the heck out of your comments.

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