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January 18, 2012

This is what happens when I don’t ride for a few days…

Filed under: Bike Racing,non-bike — Andrea @ 7:37 am

(Warning, this is about to sound a lot like a pseudo-philosophical rant that your one “stoner” friend might tell you an hour or so after eating a “special” brownie…)

In light of the giant, heat-producing contusion on my right thigh, I haven’t done any riding since I arrived home from Louisville on Sunday. I decided yesterday that I’d venture to the mall in search of a pair of jeans. However, rather than actually go into stores and try things on, I ended up wandering around pondering the meaning of life instead.

I mean, the entire contents of the vast expanse of building seemed incredibly useless to me. On the flipside, there are individuals who would feel that their well-being would be compromised if that building burnt down tomorrow.  Which led me to think, Why?
What I figured out was that the average individual needs this stuff because they dress up/down/out/etc to do things. Those things that they do add interest to their everyday life. The clothing defines you and what you do. I’m not judging or saying this is bad at all- quite the opposite…

I find those things useless because I don’t do anything.

All those things that all of those people are doing in order to need to dress up/down/out/etc. don’t exist here. Most people would think that, from the outside, that sounds incredibly boring- a large portion of my everyday existence is dedicated to being able to ride a bike faster than everyone else. Outside of that, I work on bikes, and many of my friends are bike people. I’m not saying this is bad at all, either, just that I briefly noticed the stark contrast between my reality and that of the general public.

It’s not for everyone, but I love it.
(Thank you, mall, for provoking my deep thought of the day. )

4 Comments

  1. what jeans did you buy?

    Comment by steven — January 18, 2012 @ 11:24 am

  2. I found none that fit… as usual, the thigh/butt/waist size discrepancy left me wanting to create my own custom line of denim branded “Singlespeed.”

    Comment by andrea — January 18, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

  3. ha

    Comment by steven — January 18, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

  4. this sounds like how i think when people start rambling on about tv shows that i have never heard about, which is pretty much most tv shows

    Comment by tomk — January 24, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

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