I spent the last week doing a sport that is very challenging, frustrating, rewarding, dirty, not the least bit glamorous, and barely a niche sport here in the United States. Cyclocross. We then drove back from Louisville to Topeka, talking about the races pretty much the entire 9 hours. Just back in time to catch the last half of the Super Bowl. Another sport, but this one is brutal, physical, majestic at times, and nearly unbelievably popular here in the US. Football. If you add up all the money that every cyclocross racer in the world makes, it wouldn’t come close to matching the salary of just one, high paid, professional football player.
We humans think that we are the shit when it comes to athletics. But, as I’ve said before, there is hardly a mammal alive that isn’t naturally more physically fit and agile than the best trained human.
I have so much stuff mulling around in my noggin that I can’t really sort it out right now. I am more physically, and mentally, tired than I can remember recently. So, I’m going to take Bromont around the block and then head to bed.
Here is an example of how beautiful and awe inspiring an animal can be. You don’t have to watch the whole thing, just a little will give you the taste. I could watch this all day.