Some Earth Lovin' Baby Makin' Two Wheeled Dirt Worship
Earth Day is the day where tight assed conservative types/conspiracy theorist odd balls get the day to make fun of environmentalist wacko types, and environmentalist wacko types get the day to be themselves under the guise of a proclaimed day. Me, I get the day to do what I do everyday, subscribe to no philosophy whatsoever except the word of bikes, beer, music and boobs.
That's not to say I don't have some basic thoughts on the matter. I do, but I care little for either side of any socio-political debate and find such arguments a waste of time and the little brain cells I have.
My thoughts on the earth, nature and all that is basically this... C'mon step into my sweat lodge and fire up the peace pipe....
Have you ever seen the sun rise over the mountain in the morning, or evening's aspen glow? Have you ever put your bare feet in the freezing cold rushing waters of a mountain stream? Do you love the feel of trail under your feet or tires of a bike? Have you ever seen a bear in the wild, or heard elk call though the early morning mist as you climb a ribbon of dirt? Have you ever been in awe of a view that was totally void of man made structures?
Now think about life never experiencing any of that. Or think about not even having the chance to experience it. Not cool. Personally everyday I ride dirt is a day to throw up some thanks for the gift of the earth, mountains, woods, and the trails I ride on. Maybe it's my Native American heritage that makes me think this way? Shit, I forgot... I'm a pasty ass Eastern European dude. My bad.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that if you're some land loving trail closing hippie that wants to forbid bikes from trails because it ruins your supposed solitude, experience or whatever- CHILL! And if you're some dude that thinks that the "green" philosophy is some left wing political agenda to drag the county down, I also say CHILL YOUR ASS OUT! If we destroy our land, all of those things I mentioned above that so many of us have enjoyed will be gone. Conversely, if we get militant about who and what can enjoy the earth/nature, then that also destroys the experience. Capeesh? Democracy is compromise.
But then again, what do I know? I'm a non voting, non news watching (although I've seen enough of Fox to know I do NOT like it), non caring liberal who digs the earth day vibe, but doesn't put my beer bottles and bean cans in the recycling bin because the f*ckers never picked them up when I sit them out. My life is composed of blissful ignorance and steeped in contradiction. *sigh* It sort of rocks, but I don't want to live forever.
Don't cross the wires!
Sometimes single track is where you find it. Sure I'd rather not have a giant electric tower near my park trails, but hey, just 100 yards later I got this...
It was great to be out on the trail again today. I really do feel like a crack whore with them. I can't resist their twisty dry goodness. Once more hit, just ONE more hit tomorrow, and then Saturday will be a chill day.
Saturday is usually the BIG ride day. But Wifey is out of town Friday and most of Saturday with some gal pals doing whatever ever it is they do (never as good as what goes on in my head). So my Dad duties will be turned up a bit. It's the least I can do after dragging her to yet another race to watch me fail last week. I think the LBD might be the last one. Consistent failure is something I'm used to, but having your lady see you consistently fail is starting to be a real downer. Oh well, there are plenty of things to dump my ass about (no job, personality, generalized misanthropy, dysthymia, lack of social skills, hermit, etc., etc.,), and I do NOT think being a lousy bike racer would be on her list! LOL!
Oh well, the trails look to be good again tomorrow. Hope to push a little longer, but that means getting all my shit done asap in the early a.m.. Hmmmm.