Why the adventure and the journey?

Okay, I’m an endurance athlete and I like to do big things, I like to do them on my own by testing my perseverance, strength and will. Doing it with a group doesn’t do that for me, I don’t want the help of a team in such endeavors, I see it as “Me against the world” and I plan to hang on and make it work, no. Give up, don’t give up, and I do have to sing my favorite ’90s fight songs all the way.

When I explained to a friend that I wanted to tour the United States by bike alone, without an escort, or a group of cyclists and that I wanted to do it in 3 weeks, she told me that I was crazy, crazy, basically called me a lunatic with a death wish – It is not like this. I’m not crazy and this challenge to me is not crazy, it’s an adventure, and cheesy tourist bike group rides are pathetically easy (I mean, anyone can do it), I plan on doing 250 miles a day, it’s like running a marathon at day for 3 weeks. These “Ride Across America” ​​group rides only do 50-100 max, it would take too long, I would get bored. Always, trust yourself. It is practically an American tradition, victory is for the brave, not the meek. Ha ha ha. I’m all male (a little alpha male syndrome there). I told; “I see your wife’s point of view, of course, but if you do everything the approved way, you will never be able to escape or escape, you will always be a fish in a bank, a sheep in a flock or a human being in the Borg. “Dear reader, please take a break and listen to” It’s My Life “Bon Jovi.

It turns out that my friend wanted to debate this point of masculinity with me by stating; “Most of the riders are male, and most ride in packs! For safety! I’m totally in favor of your self-confidence, but NOT because it’s a male / male thing. Remember Amelia Earhart? Where the hell is she? BUT go ahead! It’s definitely bold. And whether you come back safe and sound, it’s definitely an incredible quest. ”

I explained to my friend; yes, as a pilot I am aware of the Amelia Earhart story, there were other factors as well. It is not an adventure if you do everything with the approved method. It’s not even remarkable, hundreds of people do it every year in groups. Why would I want to be like everyone else? I do not consider myself a cyclist (aka Bike Weeny) and I do not belong to any group of cyclists, I love spending them on their $ 6,000 bikes with all the gear though, ha ha ha.

Don’t worry, we come from different mindsets. I like to win.Take the road less traveled. Test my will, strength of character, not belonging to a group and following a supposed authority telling me how to do everything according to the book. I say that the book was written by lesser men, and that by those who cannot teach. Humans are often like sheep in herds, but not all, some are like eagles with mastery of their domain, they do not need the group to survive, they believe in themselves. I hate groups, you have to give up a part of yourself to belong, supposedly for something great, but in the end all you get is a higher level of mediocrity. That doesn’t interest me.

Scream all you want, you wouldn’t be the first, but if you understand the psyche of what I’m saying, you will also realize that telling someone like me “you can’t” is indeed a motivator to “just do it” and that it is. what makes life worth living, Living life, we were not born to continue.

Power to the individual – who needs socialism? Who needs a village? The individual is ALL that matters. Groups are for those who do not understand themselves or what they are capable of – What do you say? Philosophically speaking that is?

 

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