Friday, May 1, 2009

I think I can

First let me say that I am NOT a bicycle rider. The last bike I rode had a way cool banana seat and pink tassels!
My first thought upon seeing this clip was-" Oh no, bikes- not interested." But I watched a second longer- and my next thought was "OK- this guy is going to just wipe out! He's crazy!" So I watched a little longer- because that's the kind of girl I am. And when he took that bike across the fence- I was more than stunned. Here is a guy that is an absolute athlete. He's an artist on a bike. I thought, "Wow what could this guy make a horse do?" Of course I quickly thought better of that notion because a guy like that would leap his horses off cliffs- and bikes don't have feelings, so bikes are probably better for him.
But the last thought I had about this guy is" What a view of the world he must have!" Every public project has become his own personal obstacle course. Every piece of masonry, fencework, stonework is HIS. This is a guy that says- about everything- Yes- I CAN. I WIll do that! And what a great way to go through life- don't you think?
So many times we have taught ourselves to say- "No, I can't do that, it's impossible, I don't know how, I'll get hurt..." instead of seeing the possibility in everything. Instead of trying to do the impossible- we just sit back and wish.
I am not going to do the death defying feats of Mr Macaskill- oh no, but I AM going to try like hell to remember his view of the world when I am anxious, or afraid, or lazy. I am inspired!

PS- I love the fact that he wears only a helmet to protect his noggin! No other safety gear( I hope he's wearing a cup!)


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That is quite a talent... almost inhuman. He's beyond being a gymnast or stuntman on a bike. He's superman. I love the music that went with the video and they did a great job on the video itself. I'm sure that if you put him on a horse, he could ride out anything.

Stephanie said...

YIKES!! I thought he was gonna wipe out too!

I mountain bike competitively and I wouldn't try 99% of that stuff!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

That is absolutely amazing stuff.

Pony Girl said...

Um, wow. What a crazy guy, yet obviously possesses quite a talent for balance and control of that bike! I wonder how many crashes he goes through before he masters some of those moves? Fun video! I like the song that went with it. I wonder how he finds places to ride where there are no people in his way (obviously for this video they probably cleared out people.) Thanks for sharing!

Breathe said...

Incredible. A hundred fifty years ago he'd have been a rodeo star, I bet.