Friday, November 5, 2010

Racing cross is kind of like...

Photo: Thomas Ducroquet

Dug and I were talking about cross racing the other day. He said “you’re hooked aren’t you.” I responded in the affirmative, but I really don’t know why. All I can come up with is this:

Racing cross is kind of like gay sex. For most people there's no reason in the world why it should be appealing, but for a certain sub-segment of the population, it is—the difficulty of it notwithstanding—and they can't get enough.

5 comments:

  1. so you're saying you're gay.

    (not that there's anything wrong with that.)

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  2. There's some overlap between the two sub-segments, but they're not the same. Besides, as a working, married bike racer, I don't have time to maintain yet another relationship.

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  3. Depends on how you define relationship. If I just have relationships with my wife and my bikes (collectively), then I have two. If I have relationships with my wife, each of my children, each of my bikes, and my job, then I have ten. Either way, I don't have time for one more, whether it would be a 10% or a 50% increase from where I am today.

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  4. If it is difficult for you, you are doing it wrong. Not the CX, the sex.

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