Today marks the end of an era, and possibly even more for he, the son of GVA, is saying farewell to what once was The Sufferfest, embarking on a journey to discover the meaning of a life without inflicting Suffering to all those around him (beyond his immediate family that is… GVA has mercy on their soul)
He made us Suffer but he also made us believe.
He, as he once put it, built a tribe a masochists making us laugh and cry tears of Lactic Acid along the way.
In the process we became better.
Please spare a minute of your day today to reflect on the privilege it has been to have him come into our lives to help us discover who we really were: Sufferlandrians.
The only constant in life is change. However sad that can make us feel at times, we must accept it for what it is and what it might ultimately lead to.
You might leave us today but the spirit of what you created will never leave us and, I hope I speak for all of us here to say that this spirit will be with us for whatever happens to us later in our lives.
Ultimately, I will forever feel privileged to have experienced what true inspiring leadership looks like.
I know the weather outside is likely frightfully nice, but could I suggest to those of you still active on the SYSTM platform to ride GOAT at one point over the weekend to mark our respect for the Greatest (Sufferlandrian) Of All Times: Sir @David McQuillen
To all here, please like and share your favorite memories and stories of SUF!
More Than You & You Can Never Leave.
(Picture: At the top of Col de la Croix, SUFcamp 2018 with Sir David Mc Quillen and Sir Neal Henderson)