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At the portal

At the portal once more again. More than a decade has passed since I threw my leg over a machine to race the beautiful sport and I still get the same feelings. I will see old friends this weekend that I haven't seen since last January...and we will proceed to beat the living snot out of each other as soon as the official says go!

At the portal once more again. Each year is going to be the year .Less of a Quixotic challenge and more of a burning desire to see what I can do. I convinced the finish lines in front of me are not windmills. I can see the difference...or so I tell myself.

At the portal once more again. Each month of each each DAY of each month...I'm thinking about it. I catch myself stutter stepping up the stair case between floors of my building at work Mario De Clercq style. I don't just get back on my mountain bike on a casual Saturday ride, I remount.

At the portal once more again.

Reader Comments (2)

Hi Geg,
Always nice to read your post.

The racer on the picture is Davy Coenen.
Davy is actualy fighting with cancer... and so the cross season will start without him. Show must go on.
Hope folks hier will think of it and enjoy the days on the bike and the chance we have.

How hard will you ride / race if there will be no tomorow... that's the question.



September 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichel

Unbelievable, Michel. I remember meeting him at Shriek Grootlo that very first morning we raced in Belgium. He and Brandon duked it out hard that day. If at all possible through your channels of friends, send along a message that we are thinking about him. Send that picture to him and tell him to fight hard.

September 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

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