Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More Fun than Cycling...?!?

Okay, this isn't cycling. But c'mon, admit it: You're envious. Even Paul Fournel, the godpappy of French cycling poetry and lore, admits that the only difference between the bike and unassisted human flight is that "the bike is possible, and flight isn't, yet." Well, Paul: Voilá!

I'm not an adrenaline junkie. I like scary, high-speed descents on the bike well enough. But I don't seek out thrills for their own sake. The reason I would love to try wingsuit basejumping isn't for the rush. It's simply because I've always wanted to fly. Hasn't everyone?

And let's face it, these guys are flying -- I mean, like Superman flying.


idon'tremembereatingcorn said...

definitely more fun than cycling, although slightly....OK, considerably more risky

Velosopher said...

Right, which would probably be why I don't find myself scouring the web looking for the sign-up page for the local "Wingsuit Basejumpers Club."

'Least, that's what I tell myself.

BTW, welcome to the blog, good to see you here!

idon'tremembereatingcorn said...

it's me...Rob

Velosopher said...

Yup, I used the link on your poster's name to go to your user profile! That's where I found you and Rowe.

Glad to have comments from you - comments are the best thing about a blog.