Thursday, May 29, 2008

I am always reminded of how far detached the cycling community is from the rest of our culture when it comes time to explain our crazy sport to an outsider. Thats what I had to do yesterday to a reporter from the local paper. He came by for a little while to get a story about my racing history and my plans for the rest for the rest of this season, including Mt. Snow. We talked for over an hour, mostly me telling him about how I got started in the sport, my first race, etc. There was one question that he asked me, "When you say mountain bike racing, do you mean like roads or fields...", that I thought was interesting. He really didn't know anything about the sport and the fact that he is mostly likely part of an overwhelming majority of people who understand nothing about the sport of mountain biking or cycing in general reminds me of just how much of a hidden subculture we are part of.

I didn't know Barry Wicks joined the Wiggles...

1 comment:

Brandon Draugelis said...

damn. things are lookin kind of grim when you see guys like barry making Wiggles appearances for extra cash. i guess the life of a salaried pro isn't as glamorous as i thought it would be.