I usually use song titles for my little bloggy. The fact that no one ever gets the lyrical references doesn't even bother me...much. Milestones are funny things, they make you think of time and what you've done with it. I have to say of all the things I have latched onto, I would put writing this blog up there with the best. It's nice to soak you're soul and then wring it out. It's a cleansing exercise. The fact that anyone wants to read it, really cracks me up.
About two years ago my pal, mechanic, confessor, guru, coach, Big Worm said to me:
"You gotta check out this blog I am reading."
He was talking about Jauncho's Big Ring Circus. I was sold two lines in, and immediately in awe of the guys chops. Good writing, funny and it's ALWAYS about the bike. Good stuff. A few months later I was asked (after begging for weeks) to be a guest writer. I haven't been that nervous since before I got to third base, but it was an awesome feeling to see something I wrote on the screen of his blog.
Here I am at the one hundredth post, and I all I can think about is how much fun I have had writing this silly little blog. Now I have people in my life that I don't even know. Ms. Moon, Magnum, Nichol, and (in my mind at least) a bunch of admiring lurkers that are too awed by my coolness to post a comment. Anyway thanks, and thanks to all the people I do know, that in spite of knowing what a galactic dork I am, read and post. Sinks, Worm, Slade, Squatch,....shout out to the homeys.
I saw Juancho today chewing coal and spitting diamonds, while standing (by choice) in the rain. He has lost 25 lbs and shows no sign of slowing down. I knew I was never going to be half the writer he is, but I never thought I would have to fear him being thinner and faster than me.
I couldn't be happier for him.