I'm addicted to bicycles. Myopic views of racing in the Cleveland area.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Playing with the new blogger interface, I figure it's a good time to repost a photo of the new ride. With the snow we've been getting. I've been spending some quality time with the X-Fire... on the rollers. I may have to find some trails behind the house to see how this handles off road, even if that means a snowy off-road.
Bike racing is just a stupid little game we play as a way to make our lives mean more than the drudgery of day-to-day existence. Our lives really aren’t that hard, just boring. Work, shopping, eating, cleaning – those things are tedious and monotonous and unfulfilling for most of us. We need our lives to be difficult for them to have meaning, and bike racing, like most games or sports, is a way to set up an artificial, safe, inconsequential construct that lets us experience a struggle that feels real, feels meaningful and emotional, but has no actual consequences. -- Adam Meyerson