THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MOVIE OF MY TEENAGE YEARS WAS BIG WEDNESDAY. Released in '78, the same summer I could finally drive myself to San Clemente to surf... cool was never cooler than played by Jan Michael Vincent.
So, when I learned JMV had passed away I dove into the interwebs to see what'd be said. Lots of movies and parts to his credit, but not a whisper about Matt Johnson, Big Wednesday's surf legend.
And it got me wonderin'... what will we be known for?
All the Strava cups and real medals earned are nice, but in the end it's the impact we make on each other riding through life that matters.
Ride on Matt, Ride on JMV, Ride on.
You gave me courage and desire to ride big waves... and later to ride big mountains on wheels.