(short) RR: One for Darsh

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  1. Gman

    Gman Guest

    I was supposed to mow the grass yesterday. The weather was classic Spring, 65 degrees and sunny.

    After reading Darsh's post I felt a sense of urgency, a sense of responsibility to not waste
    opportunity. Screw the grass! Life is too short to worry about the length of the lawn!

    What I would've previously considered a routine spin on the SS, was alive. I was fully aware of my
    surroundings, fully aware of how fortunate I really am. What a beautiful day.

    Thanks Darsh.

    Gman
     
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  2. Paladin

    Paladin Guest

    Gman <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I was supposed to mow the grass yesterday. The weather was classic Spring, 65 degrees and sunny.
    >
    > After reading Darsh's post I felt a sense of urgency, a sense of responsibility to not waste
    > opportunity. Screw the grass! Life is too short to worry about the length of the lawn!
    >
    > What I would've previously considered a routine spin on the SS, was alive. I was fully aware of my
    > surroundings, fully aware of how fortunate I really am. What a beautiful day.
    >
    > Thanks Darsh.
    >
    > Gman

    Alright. Good perspective. I was out on the SS last night, too.

    Paladin
     
  3. Bruce Edge

    Bruce Edge Guest

    On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 13:38:56 +0000, Gman wrote:

    > I was supposed to mow the grass yesterday. The weather was classic Spring, 65 degrees and sunny.
    >
    > After reading Darsh's post I felt a sense of urgency, a sense of responsibility to not waste
    > opportunity. Screw the grass! Life is too short to worry about the length of the lawn!
    >
    > What I would've previously considered a routine spin on the SS, was alive. I was fully aware of my
    > surroundings, fully aware of how fortunate I really am. What a beautiful day.
    >
    > Thanks Darsh.
    >
    > Gman

    I know exactly what you mean.

    I froze my ass off today on the road, riding into work. mtb rig still in parts. I started thinking
    about how friggin cold and miserable I was, then I thought about Darsh's post and saw everything in
    a new light. By the time the sun came up, I had 90 minutes if canyon roads behind me. I was in the
    middle of a 1500 foot switchback road climb when I could finally feel the warmth of the sun. It was
    euphoric. Still couldn't feel my damn toes, but that didn't matter anymore. It always seems to take
    a loss to make you appreciate what you have.

    -Bruce
     
  4. crazy6r54

    crazy6r54 Guest

    Froze your ass off on the way to work I ride to work every working day and never freeze. My drill is
    to go out side for the news paper and take out the trash in just a T shirt, pants and slippers. That
    gives me an idea on how to dress for the ride to work. I've been riding to and from work since 95.

    Fire up MTB 03
     
  5. Bruce Edge

    Bruce Edge Guest

    On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 14:58:49 -0400, crazy6r5 wrote:

    > Froze your ass off on the way to work I ride to work every working day and never
    > freeze. My drill is to go out side for the news paper and take out the trash in
    > just a T shirt, pants and slippers. That gives me an idea on how to dress for the
    > ride to work. I've been riding to and from work since 95.
    >
    > Fire up MTB 03

    Actually it's just the feet, not the ass. Who decided we needed vents in shoes anyways? I've never
    thought "Nice day, but my feet are really hot, which I had some airflow there". Right. I think I'll
    duct tape those things tomorrow.

    -Bruce
     
  6. Mtbguy

    Mtbguy Guest

    On 24 Apr 2003 13:38:56 GMT, Gman <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I was supposed to mow the grass yesterday. The weather was classic Spring, 65 degrees and sunny.
    >
    >After reading Darsh's post I felt a sense of urgency, a sense of responsibility to not waste
    >opportunity. Screw the grass! Life is too short to worry about the length of the lawn!
    >
    >What I would've previously considered a routine spin on the SS, was alive. I was fully aware of my
    >surroundings, fully aware of how fortunate I really am. What a beautiful day.
    >
    >Thanks Darsh.
    >
    >Gman

    What we've got to do is stop remembering how good we got it everytime someone reminds of how bad
    it can be.....live everyday like it's your last, and that way we can be closer to Darsh in the
    truest sense.

    MTBguy.ca
     
  7. > What we've got to do is stop remembering how good we got it everytime someone reminds of how bad
    > it can be.....live everyday like it's your last, and that way we can be closer to Darsh in the
    > truest sense.

    Err, wasn't that what Darsh's mum was afraid of.....
     
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