Saturday, June 16, 2007

Lance Armstrong!

Am reading his book "Every Second Counts" for the 3rd time in a year, now. Read his other book "Its not about the bike - My journey back to life" , cover to cover, sitting all day and night.

He made me buy a cycle! Need i say more.

He inspired me to cycle to office. He inspired me to cycle from Bangalore to Chennai ! He still inspires me to cycle every single day.

I thank him for all of those, the lines below and more..

"I want to die at a hundred years old with an American flag on my back and the star of Texas on my helmet, after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour. I want to cross one last finish line as my stud wife and my ten childrenapplaud and then i want to lie down in a field of those famous French sunflowers and gracefully expire, the perfect contradictions to my once-anticipated poignant early demise."

"An athelete doesn't particularly want a past; that means he is done. He only wants a present and a future"
I strongly recommend you guys to read his book, if you haven't already.

4 comments:

Ravi said...
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Ravi said...

I just finished reading 'Inheritance of Loss' by K Desai. Very good book ! Have been meaning to read Lance's book for past few months. Will pick it up now.

Thanks for your review, now I am doubly inspired !

Karthikeyan....KK said...

Ravi - Thanks! When do we clear the "bet"? I've heard of good reviews about Inheritance of loss, will read it soon!

Siva Jayaraman said...

thanks...does sound interesting.. will definitely read...