[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
120 mph +
as i approach my 60 th birthday in a few days...i can think back over some
of the many risks i've taken in my life....driving fast, bicycle racing and
exceeding 70mph downhill on a 20lb bike with glued-on tires, even last year
50 feet up on the roof of my barn replacing beams and steel sheeting. all
risks and none foolhardy because they were all thought out and planned. i've
been self employed since 1961. now thats a risk! as the only income earner
there's no time to be sick. in spite of that the greatest dangers that i
have faced have been caused by others, and usually on the highways. the ones
who put me and my family into danger were, in many cases, blissfully unaware
of their stupidity. they were simply travelling from a to b in their steel
some people are more likely to take risks than others. i see this
daily in my own family. i saved an article on risk by "anonymous". a portion
risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing,
the person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing and is nothing.
he/she may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he/she cannot learn feel, change,
grow, love and live. chained by his/her certitudes, he/she is a slave.
he/she has forfeited freedom.
heck, owning an audi is a risk. it may not start some time when you
need it!...but then that applies to a lot of vehicles.
86 5kcdtq, tap chip sjm spring
many cyclops bicycles