Anyone who reads this blog knows that from time to time I like to toss my thoughts at the world-wide-web. For better or worse I type whats on my mind and then forget about it. This little habit that I have developed has given me two pretty cool opportunities in the last few months.
The first gig that I found myself in was doing a little race reporting for pedal magazine. playing journalist was a truly unique experience and something that I never imagined myself doing. As it turns out I could not have imagined what it takes to follow arace with a pen and a pad. I found a new understanding and respect for the reporters that bring the action to the masses.
The second opportunity is actually the first. I began to pursue this months ago in Tucson, it's just only coming alive now. In FebruaryI contacted the new Editor of Road Bike Rider. RBR is an e-book and internet publishing company. I solicited myself to contribute content with a new perspective. To make a long story short, we are several months down the road and I share a new rotating column on the weekly newsletter. My first piece was published yesterday. You can read it HERE.
I remain insistant that my words are nothing special. I have come to enjoy scribbling on this blog, and I guess I am reaching for a new level. There is but one draw down... Now that there is some expectation of me I have become a victim of severe chronic writers block. That is defined as, a lack of inspiration when prepared to write and a lack of preparation when inspired. My solution is to emulate the work of 1000 monkeys at 1000 typewriters in the hopes that I too may produce the works of Shakespeare.
Training shall be based solely on feel,
while racing shall be guided by sensations and instinct.