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Friday, May 2, 2014

Taking It In Stride

I had the pleasure of meeting motorcycling legend Kevin Schwantz a few years back.  I happen to be a big fan of motorcycle racing, so when reading Matthew Miles' recent piece for CycleWorld ( where Schwantz offered his comments on young Spanish MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, I couldn't help translating the words of the veteran racer into a lesson on life.

I was inspired to blog about it not by the substantial talent of Marquez, but by the strength of character his riding style - as interpreted by Schwantz - embodies.

"A great rider makes that mistake and realizes it before it causes him any kind of drama." 
                                                          -Kevin Schwantz

Taking mistakes in stride, then calmly correcting them before they cause you any drama?  There's a life lesson in there.

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