“I am not telling or claiming that you have to drop everything what you are doing right now. But try to do whatever you like.”
Roderick Pijls in magazine
We bring a translation of an interesting interview with our teamrider Roderick:
Are you happy Ro?
A while ago I went to a business meeting in Amsterdam and almost everyone was unknown to me. After a while, approximately 5 minutes already, I noticed that I was not on the correct place, concerning my type of people. They were all really nice individuals though, but every one of them were not doing what they really want to do and just only doing what they do, because of the social pressure on them. After a while the speaker asked us a special question: ‘Who is living his dream instead of dreaming his life, who is doing what they planned 5 years ago to be doing nowadays?’ I was the only one who raised my hand.
I am not telling or claiming that you have to drop everything what you are doing right now. But try to do whatever you like. And of course sometimes you need to invest time concerning your future. But do it with a much greater goal and not because you think you have to do it for whomever.
I reckon you are 100% correct with that Roderick. Well then, tell me a great story with following your passion.
From January till mid March I was training in Cape Town together with my friends Bram Bast, his girlfriend and Bas Koole. Just on an ordinary day we decided to head down to Langebaan, which is a 1,5-2 hours drive, normally. Langebaan is a flat-water spot and a good variation with BigBay. While driving to Langebaan you see often wildlife next to the road, what makes the time pass by quickly. We decided to drive with 2 cars to Langebaan.
Halfway our car got a flat tire. While trying to fix it we noticed that our spare tire was flat as well and the spare tire of Bram’s car did not fit. I decided to sit on the hood of the car to shift the weight of bit more in the front and Bram kept on driving in search for a new tire. After 2 hours driving with 30km/h in the sun on the hood of the car, without water, I went completely nuts in the sun after the phone call of Bram saying, that his engine got overheated hahaha..
We kept on driving and found a garage. We bought 3 liters of water and were able to fix the old tire. When we were back on the road, we met again with Bram and helped him with pushing his car away. We decided to continue the journey to Langebaan. After a session of 1,5 hour we were completely out of energy, but still had a drive of 2 hours back home. But eventually it was it all worth it, just even for 1,5 hour of kiting haha..