<< Tina, I would say the difference fifteen years ago was the ATTITUDE. WE
HAD FUN. There was no worry about keeping up with the latest fad. >>
I agree. I think ATTITUDE can enfluence one's level of joy/FUN with life and
the sport of endurance riding/racing.
Some people have seemingly arrogant attitudes that most likely cause them
mental pain and suffering; which must cloud/impair their ability to share
with new comers and old hands the pure joys of our sport.
BTW - I hope its not a fad to take aspirin when we are sick or have air bags
and seat belts in cars.