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when it rains, it rains

October 26, 2015


On clear sunny mornings I like to race my shadow into work. It’s a friendly rivalry. More like camaraderie. Inspired to step it up. A little nudge. We usually arrive around the same time. It’s like working with professionals, it rubs off on you and your performance improves. You can’t help but be a bit more professional. They say mediocre players’ performance drops to the level of their opponents. But pros play at a high level, all the time: If they’re facing off against a cement wall, against a scrub or against another pro. It’s like that.

On dark, grey, cloudy, rainy mornings my shadow sleeps in and I roll to work alone.




-- words word-for-word recycled from 11-28-07   it's still true


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pilderwasser said...

if there were 17 distinct words for "rain" in the bike messenger vernacular that wouldn't mean they'd want to talk about it on an elevator

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87 said...

word! Here's to the Pro's. shit nothing else to say WORD! Posted November 29, 2007 06:15 PM | Reply to this comment

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. replied to pilderwasser...

I think those 17 words would only come from the Seattle messengers. All positive words and still positive they wouldn't want to talk about it. High desert makes you appreciate a hot cup of coffee under an awning in the rain. I am only happy when it rains.

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