LESSONS FROM CLUBBER LANG

TODD BROWN


.MY FAVORITE ROCKY VILLAIN IS CLUBBER LANG.  He's so raw and terrible and confident.  The movie version of Tyson.

While Rocky is cruising along knocking out tomatocanhasbeens, Clubber is beating people senseless.  

Rocky's manager knows Clubber will crush Rocky, so he dodges the fights. 

But Clubber is coming, and finally confronts the ItalianStallion in public with the greatest makeyouhatehim quote ever:

Hey woman! Hey woman! Listen here: since your ol' man ain't got no heart maybe you'd like to see a real man. I bet you stay up late every night dreaming you had a real man, don't ya'? I tell you what, bring yo' pretty lil' self over to my apartment tonight and I'll show you a real man.

Rocky gets destroyed.

But that's not the point.

We all have Clubber Langs in life.  Whether that's a racing nemesis or a ferocious headwind or a climb that's always a little too long... it's the Clubber Lang that brings out our very best.

Only Clubber could teach Rocky this lesson..

Nothing is real if you don't believe in who you are!

Sure, it's just a moooooovie... but the reason Rocky movies resonate is because they come from real life.  This is worth watching. 
So, what's your Clubber Lang and do you believe?
Mine?  I'm working on it... some sort of ridiculous goal. 
I'm leaning towards 30,000 feet of vertical,
or 600 miles,
or 30 hours of riding in a week.
It's a crazy challenge I'm gonna put out to the PEDALposse
Which reminds me... the price is going up on April 2nd.
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