Monday, October 06, 2008

3 disciplines of moto rally's, women part II, elephant butte philosophy session

In the past I have observed that moto rally's and triathlon's have a similar business model and both have three disciplines. In triathlon we all know that triathletes normally swim, bike and run. Whereas moto riders(no matter the make) ride, eat and drink beer. Okay, maybe this is not a fair comparison and is somewhat stupid, but after spending another weekend at a moto rally I saw the three disciplines practiced with lots of enthusiasm. In the same light I spent last weekend at a triathlon and I witnessed the three disciplines with great abundance. Now, what I do see in this comparison is both groups have one thing in common, most like to sip a beer at some time during or after the events. So, should we have a combination moto rally and triathlon, then rather that have a chili cook off, have a beer drinking contest. I think this has potential but we are totally stressed on the events we put on, so someone else is going to have to do it. Let's all think this over and see what can be done for 2009!!

This women thing continues to be there and I like it very much. I just watched the SNL presentation of Ms. Fey impersonating Ms. Palin again. It was very good and will get some good votes for McCain/Palin. On top of that it was actually humorous! Speaking of humor, Will Rogers once said, "there are 2 theories to arguing with a woman, neither works." I have been married to 3 of them and I can testify that I know more about life because of them, and I mean in a positive nature. So, there you got my take on women for tonight.

During the post race Elephant Butte triathlon philosophy session with Balls and Marianna, we all agreed that we had just been through a very tough triathlon. Now we were ready to sip some suds and expand on philosophical viewpoints of the day. We all decided that the country was in a financial mess and it was all brought on by greed, and then more greed. The people of the USA are no longer disciplined and want the easy way out and money is everything. So, let's tighten our belts and get through this stupidity. We all decided that the real problem is that the people who caused the problems are the ones trying to solve the problems! How stupid is that? These guys reminds me of another Will Rogers saying, "there are three kinds of men: the ones that learn by reading, the few who learn by observation, and the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves." The third group are running the country now. We also decided that the all of the high tech stuff that is going on today, especially the cell phone, is detrimental to "adventure." Balls pointed out that there is very little adventure left in life because we have the cell phone to keep us in constant touch with everyone and everything. So, there is no creative thinking going on, just push the little buttons and your problems are solved. What a day, and how enjoyable to be with our two great friends. The only problem is that we are not together enough and live too far apart.

Off to Kona for the 30th running of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, October 11. It should be interesting to see how it goes with the new owners of this historic race.

Will report back,



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