Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just a Sentimental Sap

By Luxo-D

I'm not going to lie to you, I was pretty cocky last week. Being all big-shot and stuff with the "Secret Restoration Project." Parading my glorious endeavor around like some major award and conjuring up names of celebrity and fame too. I guess Mister Johnny Hot-Shot paid an emotional price didn't I? And this bill, add an extra tax of tears...uhh hmmm.

The Fever
Much to my chagrin... I seem to have fallen prey to a kind of "Sentimental Flu." Yes sickly, it was sad to say goodbye, to the old Schwinn Le Tour paint job – classic in its 1978 skin no doubt. Did I lament a little? Yes. Did I blubber about it? Maybe... Indeed, after spending considerable time sanding and cleaning the frame of my prized object of youth...I took heart at what was now absent. Gone were the vintage decals and graphics that still, even now, burn an image in my mind... of pristine, innocent GLORY of the PRIZE I WON! So now... there is nothing left, but the crying...

My restoration Odyssey forges on. Despite the berating of some of my fellow TEAM SPROCKETS™ members, and a couple of the guys at my local bike shop..."You're a FOOL Luxo-D, a stupid delusional FOOL, chasing a Fool's Quest" they said...

Oh really? Was it is foolish, when Ricky Martin left Menudo to go... Café SOLO? Livin' La Vida Loca...

I remain tenacious.


  1. Hmm...comparing yourself to Ricky Martin. Interesting in so many ways.

  2. The crazy life.
    Makes sense to me.

  3. Better get on with that little drama my friend. CX season is almost over. Best to stop flappin' your lips about it and get out there and race! Don't think. Do.