Monday, June 14, 2010


I have the opportunity to go to the Breck Epic in August and I need your help "Just like in 2009 we’re gonna give away 4 free entries to the race to the folks who can do the best job of communicating the experience. And who are also the most popular. That’s right, you guys (the bored, the imprisoned and the insomniac reading this page) get to vote on which ones you like. "

All you have to do is send an e-mail with JANES in the Subject line,  nothing else and send it to: and add a short note telling them you would like to see me win. 
Vote only once,  if you voted on Facebook don't vote here!!

Thanks for your help and please pass this on!!

Saturday afternoon I took a road ride out to Marshal, via the Bear Creek loop.  I love that loop and have not been out there for several months.  I was feeling good and the hills felt a little bit smaller.  My biggest challenge came in the form of heat.  It was blazing hot, and in 3  hrs I drank all 3 bottles that I had brought and was still 8 miles from home. I debated with myself as to what course of action I should take.  Then I started to get hungry. 

I decided to stop at a shop on the River Arts District to beg for some water

Cloth helped me out, and filled me up.  They told me that I could have some water on the condition that I bring some friends back.  First of all, if someone needs water and asks for it,  just give it to them without any conditions. 

So, I needed water bad enough, and I appreciated the water, that I now need to take some friends to visit Cloth.  Who wants to go? 

Pulling out of the parking lot, Gordy came by on his bike with a messenger bag full of Salmon and other food from Greenlife.  I tried to figure out how to get the bag away from him without him knowing but came up with no solution.  Next time....

My kid caught some fish this weekend.  He was a champ!!
Lastly, just a little tidbit to think about.  For some people, saying "I'm sorry", is one of the most difficult things to do.  I think the root of the problem is that they don't want to, or in some cases refuse to admit they were wrong.  So,  if someone didn't do anything wrong, there is nothing to say "I'm sorry" for.  And no amount of telling them what they did, will help them.  It is something you have to decide for yourself.  It takes practice, and after a while, admitting wrong becomes second nature.  Try it.

Have a great day!!


Chris said...

I hope they were kidding -- it was too brutal out there to put conditions on hydration!

In Arizona, it's illegal to deny someone water if they ask. That has led to some pretty interesting experiences out on the trails in the midst of a hot day ... I swear I wasn't hallucinating when I saw the real estate agent with a giant hot air balloon!

My name is Stephen said...

they were serious, I think would have given me the water anyway, but taking that requirement on was not the best....