Showing posts from May, 2008

I am a Lakers Fan

I grew up in Los Angeles in the late 1950's and left California in 1984.  Through this time I developed my love for basketball and the Lakers.  I remember watching Jerry West and Elgin Baylor play.  I was in awe of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar.  I was glad when Kobie Bryant and Shaq O'Neil played as a team.  Through winning and loosing seasons I have been a Laker fan even through I no longer live in Los Angeles.

Tonight I watched the first game of the Western Conference finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers.  I missed the first half and tuned in and was shocked to see my Lakers behind by 20 points mid way through the third period.  The Lakers would eventually win the game, but there is an important reason why they won.

I am of the opinion that the way to win basketball games is by playing good solid defense.  The Lakers started playing team defense and then Kobie took control of the game as only he can.  Sure there are a lot of players that can…

Armadillo Hill Country Classic

May 10, 2008 I rode in the Armadillo Hill Country Classic and it was the first time that I rode my bike over 100 miles in one day in Texas.  I have not ridden a 100 mile ride, or century ride in about 8 years.  My last century ride was in Oregon.  I rode 105.5 miles in 7.5 hours and I averaged 14.2 MPH.  I rode the first 30 miles in 1.5 hours and got to mile 42 in 2 hours.

So what make a person ride 100 miles?  Well for me there are several reasons.  One of the main reasons that I did thsi ride is because I wanted to reinforce my power to create reality with my words.  I have ridden 100 miles several times in the past but for some reason I had this voice in my head that kept telling me that I would never ride 100 miles again.  The voice is always there telling me stuff, some of it is positive but a lot of it is negative.  We all have this voice and being aware of the voice is key to breaking the control that it has over your future reality.  So this ride was a way to create a breakthro…