DO CHICKS REALLY DIG SCARS? I was thinking about this while watching BLEED FOR THIS... the Vinnie Pazienza story, which is absolutely awesome if you're into comeback stories...
... I don't know if chicks dig 'em as much as dudes claim, but I do know I have more than a few.
There are the external scars: split eyebrow, knees ground to the bone, 3rd degree burns, wrist sanded down, simultaneously split shins, divot in my calf, countless flesh wounds...
The less visible: busted off end of collar bone, cracked radial head, permanent strawberry on hip (you can't see it, but I do every morning)...
These are all from doing things the things I love: bikes, motos, surfing, etc
Then there's the invisible internal shiz we get a helping of at some point along the way, the ones that hurt different...
In most instances, I've learned and improved... upgrading my skills, avoiding similar situations.
My scars are part of my journey...
... and I sure don't dig 'em in the moment, but...
... I'm grateful for each one, they have made me who I am.
A good way to avoid new scars is riding with great lights... and I'd like to help you any way I can to avoid the mistakes I've made.
Perhaps the biggest mistake I ever made while MTB night riding was going with only a headlight.
I had no idea what I was doing, and I figured a headlight would be better than a light on the bike.
But, it's a terrible idea.
At night, it's the shadows that give you depth perception. A light mounted on your bars is lower than your eyes, so you see the shadow it casts and get an idea of the size of the obstacles in your way. A helmet light is not going to cast shadows because it's beam is on the same line as our eyeballs.
So there I was zipping over this large, round and flat rock... only it wasn't flat.
But it was large and round.
Next thing I know my hands are on the bars and me feet are over my head and I'm thinking This is gonna leave a mark!
Yes, you want a helmet light but you want it to be much weaker than the beam on your bike. The helmet light mainly helps you look into the bushes hoping you don't a pair of nocturnal hunting eyes staring back at ya.
Use promo code: LIT
And remember to enter the $3000 ENVE Wheel Giveaway while your at it.
Stretch and HyperVolt
7;5 hrs sleep