Monday, January 29, 2007

Powered Paragliding by Rob Part 3 of 3

continued from last time...

Health benefits: you have strong legs, you have reasonably strong arms, and you are fairly well coordinated. You burn more than you tan. You look good in a flight suit and helmet though (especially to little leaguers, coaches, and soccer moms/dads). You look for flying shoes. You now take time to see the little things. You pay attention to the weather. You wonder why in the heck cows always get to have all the good fields. You’re slightly more spiritual. You have been awakened. Red pill, or blue pill? Red! Drink Me, Eat me? Okay, let’s not get carried away… (We’ll leave that to Alice)…lol.
You know things. You know things you didn’t think you’d ever know before, but you really don’t know how to say you know them. You think a little bit ahead.
You don’t wonder what it would be like if you were flying a kite and a particularly strong gust came along and pulled you and the kite away. You’re willing to take risks, just little ones; really this sport is safe. The rewards far outweigh any risk. But just like any other “extreme sport”, accidents can happen. Of course, accidents can happen just walking down the street. We’re all going to die and it’s not our death that defines us, but our life. I say live.

Crudelius est quam mori semper timere mortem - It is more cruel to always fear death than to die. (Seneca)

It all starts right now.

So thanks to Rob for the great article! Maybe when winter is over I will look around for a powered paragliding club and check it out myself. If you have questions or want to know more about this sport, contact Rob at


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