Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Spice in Life

Sitting here on a Saturday morning contemplating what to do is kinda different?  I've been off the bike for a week and thinking about taking another week off.  Back in February I wrote a post about recovery.  That was almost six months ago and the signs around rest described then are back & I'm not second guessing them.

So I have a lot of down time on my hands which isn't 'necessarily' a good thing. lol.  The last time I felt like this I ended up at a Rave in Lowell, MA and lost my voice for a week? 

It's times like this that I wish I didn't live among some of the North East's best biking roads because the tradeoff is the lack of nearly everything else (save serenity for writing).  I reckon to be happy here next week when I'm riding again but right now I'm a thousand miles away thinking the Running of the Bulls might be a better place to be!

I get pretty damn Rammy with too much downtime.  Sound familiar?  A beckoning wells up inside calling for the existential and memorable.  Tangential experience(s) aren't enough.  I guess a life of just the mundane has always scared the hell out of me?  I think it scares a lot of people but there's a time and place for everything.

That having been said; Hemingway wrote about the Running of the Bulls masterfully and colorfully.  He even participated.  Despite his demons he could connect and he sure knew how to have a magnificent time too by god.  I think he knew the spice in life brings out its' flavor.

Peace and roll strong.


  1. You need another hobby, Skip. Golf?

  2. Baaa-hah...Golf? Schmolf...not a chance.

  3. Skip, I don't know if you already bought your ticket for Pamplona, but the running of the bulls (Las San Fermines) ended last Sunday...on the up side there is some great biking to be had in the vicinity!