11 July 2007 - 2:05Ghosts in the Machine
So how weird is this?
The depth of lurkers on this blog has become quite interesting. Today, I talked to someone I have not spoken to in a dog’s age. That someone built my very first custom bike.
Dropped everything to do it.
Did it in a way that exuded confidence and knowledge.
Made me watch.
Did it in a way that programmed the way I do things now.
He was smooth, unfettered by incompatibility.
Knew exactly what to do.
Almost akin to the way that Obi Wan gave Luke the Lightsaber.
I wish I had a picture of that bike, it will always remain close to my heart. I dreamed it, he made it happen before my very eyes.
If you must know, it was a ’95 Ink Blue GT Zaskar, with a modified Rock Shox Judy SL (I still have the fork!). Many a story to tell about that frame.
I challenge my lurkers to identify themselves (parents not included – we know you watch, and we are very sorry for not calling more often). You may remain anonymous by hitting me directly on my email, I want to hear from you.
Maybe I need an ego stoke…..but maybe I’ll hear from a couple of other important folks from my past.
Especially that guy that taught me how to build wheels.
Do you lurk?