As you may know, we like to keep a close eye on the Twitterverse (you can find us at @macsales) and, occasionally find OWC as a topic of discussion. Well, this morning, Twitter user @maddogmedia posted the comment
“I’ve been using OWC drives for years, externals and internals. They’re nearly as tough as Jens Voigt.”
Now, I’ll be the first to admit, I had no idea who Jens Voigt was. As far as I knew, he was Jon Voight’s uncle or something. A Google search later, though, I realized just how much of a compliment @maddogmedia was giving us.
For those of you who don’t follow that sort of thing, Jens Voigt is a professional cyclist. In the cycling world, he’s universally loved for his aggressive, never-give-up, but positive attitude. A pretty admirable trait, true, but how does that fit in with “toughness”?
Then, I kept reading and the more I read about him, the more he sounded like sounded like a real-life Chuck Norris meme:
- Once, he rode two stages of the Tour of California with a broken hand, then apologized because his doctors and teammates convinced him to quit the race and get it fixed.
- Once, in the Tour de France, he crashed his bike, totaling it, but rather than quitting the race, he borrowed a child’s bike (complete with toe clips) and rode that for about 15-20km until he was able to get to where they had a spare bike for him.
- During another Tour, he tumbled off the side of a mountain ravine, got up, pulled his bike out of the bushes, and got back into the race.
And the stories continue on like this. Reading these tales really are a story in perseverance and, dare I say it, toughness.
So having our drives compared to Jens Voigt… Yeah… I’d say that’s a pretty darn nice thing to say.
Thanks @maddogmedia. #TFTL