To be or to do

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"I have a very busy life, filled with a combination of things I want to do and things I have to do. There is peacefulness in focusing on just one thing, like a mantra or meditation. In these long events, there are stretches of time that can be very relaxing and I feel I am more of a human 'being' and less of a human 'doing.' That is, of course, until it gets that little bit harder and the discomfort takes all the fun out of it."

- Dan McGehee double-century record holder, a 43-year-old optometrist with a wife and three kids, explanation of the attraction of long-distance time trialing

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