Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thursdays Child


I am working on something that I may or may not post. A romantic look back at a period of my youth that introduced me to tragedy. It could go over like a fart in church so like my riding, I will have to take it easy till my mojo returns.



On the riding front, I have been doing a lot of it and mostly badly. One week ago today I crashed on a leafy corner at Tom Brown. I went into the corner too hot, braked (broke?) badly and went down hard on my left side. I jacked up my shoulder, hip and ribs. Since then I have started over. I had the squeaky brake rotor replaced, put on some tires with more knobs. I spent the next week riding slowly and thinking of things I haven't in years. I went out and rode sections with LWB over and over, till I knew exactly where the lines were. It has revitalized my way of thinking. We frequently go out and ride things several times now. It is a good exercise, I highly recommend it.



Thursday, I joined the Worm on "Joe's" road ride. I was sweating it like a race. All day long I looked for great reasons to get out of it, but dammit, it was the big mans birthday. Like always he sensed my nervousness, got me on his wheel and pulled me to safety on the sprint. After that I felt loose and more confident. It turned out to be the ride that broke my bad streak. I didn't want to do the ride and it was exactly what I needed.



Try new stuff. Hang in there when it sucks. Sooner or later all slumps end.



W.B.Z.N.

17 comments:

Treeman said...

Nice look, very artistic

Juancho said...

I don't know about this font, but maybe I just need new glasses.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

Is it the color or the font?

BIG JIM said...

There's something very familiar about this new format. It's the font color.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

Sorry Jim, I just took the first layout that I could upload pictures on the backround, but I really did do it because I liked your page so much....thanks?
I'll change the font color when I get home.

downtown guy said...

Oh, god, the font! It hurts! That being said, I'd read the childhood stories. In a different font!

Strangely appropriate word verification: roling

nicol said...

Sans sarif. But, I am not insulting your font, just sayin'... :)

It's good to hear you're riding again! :)

Human Wrecking Ball said...

ok hows that you DAMN BASTARDS!!!!!!

nicol said...

Thank you! :D

downtown guy said...

That ain't bad.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

This is why democracy doesn't work.

BIGWORM said...

Despite your apparent lack of faith with regards to democracy, my eyeballs thank you.

I'm not sure what has me more stoked, your return to the saddle, or return to the blogosphere.

Bring on the yellow sign sprints, AND the stories!

Human Wrecking Ball said...
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Human Wrecking Ball said...

Why thank you Mr. Worm, but....do you find my lack of faith disturbing?

WheelDancer said...

I write more that I don't post than what I do. You'll post it if it feels right. It's sort of like your point about riding; only some of them feel great but you do it anyway.

Juancho said...

Well said WD, and thanks for changing the font color WB.

Jeff said...

Hey Buddy. Time for a ride!!

Jeff