5 days ago
Friday, May 1, 2009
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!)