Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 30

Thread: Six seconds.

  1. #1
    This place needs an enema
    Reputation: mikesee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    7,056

    Six seconds.


    A few days ago we stopped losing daylight.  After months of bleeding time, as it were, the pendulum swung back.  No loss that day, in fact we gained 6 seconds.





    Six.





    Such is the significance of the solstice--we're now tilting back toward the light, if only incrementally.















    In this 'modern' world we seem to have lost all touch with the importance of subtle things, smaller chunks, little bits.



















    I made it my mission that day to slow down and notice.  Just that -- notice -- in hopes that in so doing I might find value in things I often take for granted.  And, extrapolating from there, that I might notice more often.



















    Some of my desire to pay attention came from a certain empathy, sympathy if you will, with friends that live near to the Arctic Circle.  They're currently working with -40* temps and a 'day' that lasts about 6 hours, not that they ever see the sun in that time.  More of a dim twilight as seen through ice fog and ground smog.  My life, my current situation, couldn't be much more cush by comparison.  So it seemed even more important to pay attention.













    In dog years Fang had 42ish seconds to notice, and if you know him, celebrate.  Given a choice, he'd spend that chunk of every minute in/on/under snow, doing whatever came naturally.





















    In no apparent-to-me order, I noticed:














    The things you see when you're looking at something else.































    That Jeny spends maybe six seconds of every day not smiling.















    That clouds be damned, UV happens.












    That I can never tell which stick will prove most good at any given moment.




























    That the time from sunset to earth shadow to planets appearing is long enough to start shivering if you're improperly dressed.
























    That subtle but critical change in sound from crust that can easily support you to crust that breaks and throws you.























    That if you love to do something--tilt at windmills, worship java, savor a boots-up-roll in the snow, sing whilst driving, arrange your life around the simple pleasure of a bike ride, you should do it at every opportunity.  This fleeting pulse that we call a minute, a day, a life, is simply too fragile to waste.


















  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    22
    Beautiful. Thanks!

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cenzobear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    223

    Six seconds.

    Simply awesome. Makes me realize how finite everything can be. Live in the moment people!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    2013 Rockhopper 29- The hot rod fun bike
    2013 Stumpy HT Comp 29- The racin' machine

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MegaMustang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    141
    MTBR won't let me give you any more rep points without spreading some more around first. hahaha
    So, here's a big "Thank You" for your inspiring post.
    T H A N K _ Y O U _ ! ! !

    _Matt
    I just wanna ride....

  5. #5
    The White Jeff W
    Reputation: jeffw-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    4,676
    Oh yes

    That if you love to do something--tilt at windmills, worship java, savor a boots-up-roll in the snow, sing whilst driving, arrange your life around the simple pleasure of a bike ride, you should do it at every opportunity. This fleeting pulse that we call a minute, a day, a life, is simply too fragile to waste.
    No moss...

  6. #6
    Ska
    Ska is offline
    Steel is real.
    Reputation: Ska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,121
    Saving the Passion forum one post at a time there Mikesee
    Here's my crummy, slow-going blog The Slow Spoke if you're interested.

  7. #7
    Yappy little dog!
    Reputation: schnauzers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,881
    Awesome!

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: gmats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    2,228
    Awesome. Passion.............

  9. #9
    Bandolero Crew N.M.
    Reputation: mtbike52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    958
    Just made my day.
    Sent on my Droid while hitting that $h!t

  10. #10
    wg
    wg is offline
    Fermented Grain Sampler
    Reputation: wg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    4,031
    Wow. Thank you for that (the words and the pictures)
    Don't harsh my mello

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,194
    thanks for this reminder, Mikesee. I always feel a little melancholy on June 22 and a bit perkier on Dec. 22.

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: iWiLRiDe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    464
    Finally a thread that is passion worthy. I'm glad someone gets it. Awesome photos dude, cheers.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,472
    Great post! I dont come here often due to alot of "dribble" in his forum.

  14. #14
    2006 Yeti AS-X
    Reputation: Lawson Raider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,673
    Thanks mikesee, awesome passion post as always. Look forward to your posts.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

  15. #15
    ENDO!!!
    Reputation: The Yetti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    603
    A true passion post! Thanks for an awesome post(again)!!!
    Just circles turning circles....

  16. #16
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    8,567
    I viewed, and noticed.....no words needed. Except that old cliché~, "awesome" photos and verbidge.

    Thanks mikesee.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: rzims's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,024
    love your posts! Thank you for the attitude adjustment....

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Jams_805's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    142
    Amazing post..
    Rockhopper 29er

    -FSA Carbon handlebars, stem, & seatpost
    -2011 Rockshox Reba
    -Stan's Flow Wheelset
    -Ergon Grips

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Betarad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    478
    They say rust never sleeps. Passion, on the other hand, sometimes needs awakening. My eyes are wide open after viewing your post. Mahalo!

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    292
    One of the better passion posts in a while. Kudos to you.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Rev Bubba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,013
    Thanks. Passion isn't quite dead yet.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: luckybastard26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    29
    Best post I've ever Seen on any subject, any forum. Period. Please keep those photos coming.
    " All things flow according to the whim of The Great Magnet ".

    Hunter S. Thompson

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    226
    Give his blog a look. Ton's of great stuff there. This post is just a scratch on the surface.
    Lace Mine 29 - Big Bicycle Wheels

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    16
    Great pics and wonderful post!

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ChiRho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    91
    Great! Are those Lion claw marks on the aspen with the shot of J through the trees?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Six seconds.
    By mikesee in forum Fat Bikes
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 12-27-2013, 05:02 PM
  2. 90 good seconds...
    By NoHg in forum Colorado - Front Range
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-14-2013, 08:16 AM
  3. 5h in 43 seconds with go pro :)
    By janisk112 in forum Videos and POV Cameras
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-22-2012, 03:44 AM
  4. 10 Seconds...
    By jhazard in forum Videos and POV Cameras
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-24-2011, 06:39 PM
  5. Sloppy seconds
    By Zeroack in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 07-26-2011, 01:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •