Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Here I Go Again

The Road Ahead

Well,  its the day that marks my birth.  My birthday!  42 years old and in my prime.  When I was a kid, I thought that life would be over by the time I was 40.  My dad told me I would have a pot belly (like his) by the time I was 25.  Because of the examples of adults around me, and because of the things I was told,  I really thought that things would slow down around 40. 

The first 6 months of 40 were rough.  I remember them well.  Awaiting the impending doom.  It never happened and I went on to accomplish some cool things,  have some awesome adventures with my family  and friends,  and plan new adventures. 

Now, I've reached 42 and I'm in my prime.   I feel good, I look good (seriously?)  and look forward to more adventures.  In fact,  I'm planning about 3 in my head as I sit here and type!   I can't stop!!

Last week, I attempted my Big Birthday Ride.  300 miles of gravel and pavement through Western NC on the Blue Ridge Mountains Loop.   I failed to complete the loop, but realized that through this failure,  came the determination to keep on trying.  I have learned over the years to look at the big picture, and while the failure to finish was disappointing,  I refuse to let that stop me from coming back and trying again.  (if the route was crap,  I would move on to something else, but I've got a treasure in the works!)

Anyway,  year 42 and here I go again.  Another year for adventure,  for getting to know friends; old and new.  Another year for hanging with the wife and kid.  Another year of coffee!!  Yeah!  Get you some!!

Have a great day.


Carey Lowery said...

40's are the new 20's. Live life LARGE!

Anonymous said...

i like your road. ON ON!!!