Ode to the TITS rides

When I moved to Colorado back in September I joined a weekly night riding group from MTBR. Funny enough, TITS CEO and Founder, PBR, had just started these rides and we all quickly became friends. Now I know more then a few of your minds went downhill as soon as you saw TITS in the title but actually its harmless enough. Its actually just an acronym that PBR gets creative with and changes each week. This weeks being, "Trails Inducing True Smiles". This is one of the calmer phrases that TITS ties together but its fitting at this time as the local mountain bike community and really the mountain bike community as a whole remembers Anthony Sloan. I never met Anthony myself but his words and images on MTBR and on his website were always inspiring and touched so many.

Excerpt from Anthony's website:

When we were kids, there was a feeling that was so magical that it almost defined childhood. It is hard to describe, but it is a sparkly, exploratory sort of feeling.
A feeling of newness.
When we became adults, we left this feeling behind, only to experience it all too rarely and fleetingly.


This feeling is called "a sense of wonder".
"rapt attention or astonishment at something awesomely mysterious or new to one's experience"

Try to have some of that each day.
Anthony Sloan 1970-2009

Some people wonder why I ride, why I seek to explore that where only a few eyes have seen. I seek to recapture my childhood I think. I was robbed of a few important parts of it and while I have let those bygones pass I still seek to capture that sense of wonder Anthony speaks of.

Below, my picture ode to new friends gained, the smiles in which they bring, and that bit of wonder I think we all try to seek

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Friday Night TITS

Friday Night TITS

Thursday Night Tits

Thankyou for all the rides and smiles

1 comments:

  Evan

December 22, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Well said, brotha. Cheers!