Monday, January 10, 2011

taking a look at your soul

I didn't ride tonight, having complications from a tooth I had pulled last week. Dentist said he could do a root canal and a crown but there was a 30% chance that it would work, so I said yank it. But I guess the roots were fused to the jaw, and the nerves close to the roots, and it took an hour to pull. It has slowly been bugging me more and more and now it's pounding. Spose if it is still doing so tomorrow, I will have to go visit with my dentist again tomorrow.

Ok that's enough whining, health issue severity to me is solely based on  ---> Do they mess up a bike ride or not?

I leave you with this quote from John Stamstad. John is a ultra distance mountain bike racer. He had some huge great acomplishments, from a competitive standponit.  But he says here, what really matters is what we all can have on our rides, and I agree.

"The beauty of any long trail has nothing to do with the route, nothing to do with your bike, your gear, your food. Rather, it is an opportunity to look at your soul, to give you a totally unique perspective into what matters in your world" John Stamstad


tainterturtles said...

John Stamstad is my kind of guy. Yes,each of us puts a value on our cycling's so individual. I agree that we feel the passion in our heart and soul.

Sorry to hear about your dental issues. Hang in there, you'll be back to riding in no time.

dawn marie giegerich said...

Toothache, a special kind of pain, ouch. I'm in the chair tomorrow. Crown fell out, nerve exposed, didn't get much accomplished today.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

I agree. The bike is a great place for introspection.

mrbill said...

Good luck with the tooth, I feel your pain.
I've often thought, if I could put down everything I think about while riding, it would make some crazy reading, lot's of thoughts when you have no music and it's just you and the bike.

Joboo said...

Great words to live by, not only on the bike, but off!!!
But I guess I'm looking at a bikers blog, so I'm on the bike! ;)

Good luck with the mouth pain!! Bet ya don't feel the knee with that damn mouth pain?? ;))


welshcyclist said...

Great quote, I cycled through the dark, and torrential rain on my commute home this evening, it was great, fantastic in fact. I like John Stamstad's quote, but it still fails to sum up what freedom and joy I feel when out riding. I reckon it's to all cyclists, when they're out in the weather and part of nature? Hope that toothache eases, cheers.

Mauricio Babilonia said...

Great quote Dave, and right on the money.

Hey, hoping your tooth is better too. I still thank my folks every now and then for having been willing to spring for a good dentist when we were kids...