Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Things I need to be reminded of...

Above all family comes first
Friends are important, you need them more than they need you
Work is necessary but riding is a priority
Working too many hours leads to a lack of riding which leads to laziness which leads to inefficient work habits... Ride damn it!!!
The smartest people are those who truly listen... Sometimes it's best to keep your mouth shut
Embrace getting older, what's the alternative?
Winning is'nt everything but losing sucks... You are not a loser
When you're done, you're not... Push harder
If you think you have an excuse, you don't
There is no better place to ride than Moab... Get out there!
13,000 feet is better than sea level, 14,000 feet is better than 13,000 feet... Get your ass up Long's Peak
Trail work... You ride it so help maintain it
You'll never be the best rider but you are a good rider, still... you can be a better rider
Push yourself past what you thought was your limit, if you don't you'll never know
Riding is a privelage... Get off your ass
Life has treated you well... You owe somebody... It's not all about you
Get over yourself... Everyone else has


Anonymous said...

Most prolific, Mr. Hoppe, most prolific. I had water in my eyes (tears, you all call em) at one point. When I read the axiom about not being the best, however, I gotta disagree. On Tuesday I was THE fastest 280# on the Brownie trail! With an elapsed time of 7:12 (my pers best), I literally had to repack my hubs after this...they were smokin!Please refrain from letting this crazy fast time keep you from riding the Brownie at whatever pitiful time you can churn out. As Hoppe mentioned, you CAN do better.

All kidding aside, we sure have little to bitch about. We have a free reign with the Parkway land and building trails just about wherever we want. We have very little hassle with alternative trail usage. We have Krug and all of the river land to sculpt however the hell we want. Lastly and mostly, we have Moab in the Fall to look forward to.

One of the greatest truths I have ever come across is that the key to happiness is having something to look forward to. It's that simple. Moab=happy! Moab+7" front and rear travel=more happy

Peace, the happy hippie

JDOUG said...

Things I have learned also:

Man who walk through airport door sideways is going to Bangkok..

Stand on toilet, get high on pot.
Woman who dance while wearing jock strap have make believe ballroom.

Woman who ride bicycle in city pedal ass all over town.

Man with hole in pocket feel cocky all day.

Support bacteria -- it's the only culture some people have!

Man who eat jellybean fart in technicolor