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    Can One Ride Change Your Life?

    So I'm about 3/4 of the way through the latest "Special Issue" of Surfer Mag and I think it's one of the best issues I've read in a long time. Lots of stories from the all time greats but there is one article in particular that really hit home. The premise is that "One Ride Can (or cannot) Change Your Life". Now that's a bold claim, but after several of the stories I think it's definitely possible that one ride CAN change your life, be it for good or bad.

    What do you think, can one ride change your life?

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    It's possible. Just one 23-footer & you're a gone mutha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    It's possible.
    But has it happened to you?

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    If one ride kills ya, yeah, that's a change.
    Other than that, IMO, no.

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    Maybe the first ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tropic surfer View Post
    If one ride kills ya, yeah, that's a change.
    Other than that, IMO, no.
    That's one way to look at it, and that's what some said in the article. Some may also say that the 1st "real wave" they ever caught changed their life for the better and that's where their love for surfing began and shaped the entire rest of their lives. I think it's interesting to look at from both perspectives. I believe that even the slightest of decisions in your life, even the ones that seem trivial and small can change the entire course of your life, you may not realize it, but we all end up where we are at today as a result of those many decisions we make a long the way.

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    I don't know if one ride will change your life...clearly an accumulation of our rides have turned us into the weirdo's we are...I know there's certain rides I'll remember for the rest of my life for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    So I'm about 3/4 of the way through the latest "Special Issue" of Surfer Mag and I think it's one of the best issues I've read in a long time. Lots of stories from the all time greats but there is one article in particular that really hit home. The premise is that "One Ride Can (or cannot) Change Your Life". Now that's a bold claim, but after several of the stories I think it's definitely possible that one ride CAN change your life, be it for good or bad.

    What do you think, can one ride change your life?
    Absolutely, for me it was the ride home from a Babe Ruth league baseball game at age 14 when my Pops pulled up to the field, pointed at me and gave the internation sign for " if you don't get in this whip at once you may not be soon recognizable". It was for putting my 6-year old braddah on an 8-foot foldout stepladder Pops had set up to paint a ceiling. I took him down but Pops thought I'd left him up there and just headed off to my game. Needless to say, I was bringing lil brah out for ice cream frequently after Pops said on the ride him that if I ever pulled a stunt like that again he'd duct tape me to our third-story chimney and leave me out there overnight. Tough love's absence is the difference between us and today's youth. I think Francis Buxton knows this and comes on here for necessary seasoning.

    Milhouse Von Houten's life was never the same after Bart told on him for smooching with his gf and Mrs. Von Houten subsequently packed him up and drove him to the all boys' school. On which ride, he was quoted as saying in despair "you told me we were going to Red Lobsterrrr!?!?"

    Well, when Utah told the boss that he caught his first barrel on his 2nd day on the water, he seemed pretty hooked and that a spiritual metamorphosis has occurred within his vapid cranium and soul that day.

    Are you talking about the Tom Curran issue? It was a good read (aka picture menu). SUPer, we continue to have similar hobbies. I often scan the visuals of Surfing and Surfer issues while the classics we spoke of earlier are playing on the tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    I don't know if one ride will change your life...clearly an accumulation of our rides have turned us into the weirdo's we are...I know there's certain rides I'll remember for the rest of my life for sure.
    I concur with this and my chasing the high post listed my chronology of such milestone rides. Can't wait for the next! No two waves are alike so who knows why the next will be memorable.

    Anyone else with not-so-successful yet life-changing rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHREDSLED View Post
    Maybe the first ride.
    We talking on a wave or in the backseat of an '81 Camaro parked at the "scenic view"?