Saturday, September 25, 2010

robic remembered

I won't be doing any silly posts about Kurt Boone or stupid kids falling off of their bikes.  Instead, I will opt that people take time out of their day to reflect on how precious this life we have, truly, is.  I'm deeply saddened over the loss of a man that I've never met, but at the same time, used as a daily source of inspiration in my life.  I can't begin to tell you how many times that I've gotten through a climb, sprint, century or a grueling day of anything by thinking "Jure Robic fights imaginary bears for days to ride his bike - if he can do that, I can do this".  For his suffering, I am humbled and I am grateful.

Life is fleeting kids, and we never know what the next second holds for us.  Some of you will be to young to grasp your own mortality, and most of us are too caught up in the senseless accumulation of things and money to realize that the same fate could be waiting for us today.  However, this is the grim reality, and the common thread, to all of our lives, and you should enjoy what little time we have to do so while the opportunity still presents itself.  So, it would be a fitting tribute to Mr. Robic, and yourself, to go out and appreciate your existence today, instead of having a cheap laugh & a beer.

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