Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Four dayz out, Baby and it don't mean nothin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I find myself in times of uncertainty, questioning the world as it is, unsure of my motivations and aspirations, George Mallory comes to me, whispering words of wisdom...

"The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this, What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? and my answer must at once be, It is no use. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. Oh, we may learn a little about the behaviour of the human body at high altitudes, and possibly medical men may turn our observation to some account for the purposes of aviation. But otherwise nothing will come of it. We shall not bring back a single bit of gold or silver, not a gem, nor any coal or iron. We shall not find a single foot of earth that can be planted with crops to raise food. It's no use. So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for."
George Mallory
Founder of the AMAC
Founder of the DBD


  1. Charlie-

    I look forward to you passing me several times at the 24 hour race in Boone.

    Paul Jacobson
    Fellow TI V.5 sufferer

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  3. One seriously great expression.

  4. Thanks for posting this!!!

    Now i can explain my two wheeled human powered vice more easliy to the dipshits at my new job who ask me............................. how many DUI's you got to be riding your bike all the time??

    Thanks again,