I Know of a guy!
Speaking of that guy- my dad is 66. I think he’s hit that age where the skills are there but the doubt causes loss of confidence. Once you think you’re too old, you make some mistakes, then the doubt creeps in and it’s the end.
So much of high performance driving is driving on the edge if not outside of your comfort zone. Once that zone shrinks you are not able to be super competitive.
I got passed by Larry Ragland at norra and I’ve never felt so slow. He’s still fast. Not sure if it’s translates to being competitive in high level TT racing .
Some people have that desire and passion to win. He has it for sure. Baja 500 prerun for about 10 days I seen him every day and breakfast and dinner. He was out there prerunning every day by himself alone most days. After 50+ years dont know if I would have that much drive. Seems like he still like it to. I was asking him how many times he has dont the goat trail in prerun and race. I think much be well over 1000 times. He told me when he was 14 he raced that and the goat trail was actually the only road to Vally T.Whats his secret to remaining a competitive thread?
Thats good stuffIn the mid 80s I got to go to riding clinic put on by my uncle featuring LR to show us some tips . We came up to a almost vertical toole cliff and LR was going to show us how to do it while your in first place leading a race . We all waited in awe to see some big dramatic cliff send…. He jumped off his bike grabbed a handful of front brake and ungracefully hog walked his bike down the cliff , got to the bottom and looked back up at us and said the eternal words “To finish first , first you must finish , don’t let your ego get the best of you.
In the mid 80s I got to go to riding clinic put on by my uncle featuring LR to show us some tips . We came up to a almost vertical toole cliff and LR was going to show us how to do it while your in first place leading a race . We all waited in awe to see some big dramatic cliff send…. He jumped off his bike grabbed a handful of front brake and ungracefully hog walked his bike down the cliff , got to the bottom and looked back up at us and said the eternal words “To finish first , first you must finish , don’t let your ego get the best of you.
Bon chic, bon genre (French for 'Good style, good class') is an expression used in France to refer to a subculture of stylish members of the Parisian upper class. They are typically well-educated, well-connected, and descended from "old money" families, preferably with some aristocratic ancestry. The style combines certain fashionable tastes with the appearance of social respectability. The expression is sometimes shortened to BCBG (the fashion company BCBG Max Azria was named in reference to the subculture).
Parallels are often seen between this subculture and similar upper-class social groups in the United States ("preppy") and the United Kingdom ("Sloane Rangers"). As with those groups, the BCBG subculture drew mainstream attention during the 1980s. Thierry Mantoux published a handbook for BCBG style (BCBG – Le guide du bon chic bon genre) in 1985. It was a French equivalent to The Official Preppy Handbook and The Sloane Ranger Handbook, both published earlier in the decade.
The BCBG social group is associated with certain residential areas in Paris and Versailles. It is often identified with the 'NAP' area formed by the triangle between Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy, from the 16th arrondissement to the Bois de Boulogne, as well as the 6th arrondissement closer to the centre of Paris. It is associated with the 7th and 8th arrondissements for shopping.
The BCBG subculture is not to be confused with the French socio-economic group known as 'bobo' (a portmanteau of bourgeois and bohemian).
FashionThe BCBG style tends toward the conservative and classic, to "de-emphasize 'sexiness' and 'flashy' signs of wealth", and it is influenced by Anglo-Saxon clothing styles. Some brands trendy with the BCBG group include Gucci, Max Mara, Le Bon Marché and Chanel.
Examples of the BCBG style are seen in Clive James's first Postcard from... television series, when he visits Paris during the "Postcard from Paris" episode (1989). While he is sitting in a cafe, people demonstrating 'good BCBG' are pointed out to him.