Think Daily by Larry Janesky
Chapter Fifteen – Fight for it

Less than an hour after I rolled in to mile 480, I rolled out at 11:35 pm.  I put cold weather riding gloves on.  I wish I had put them on 100 miles ago.  They were insulated, but were harder to operate the levers with. Now I had to face…


Frozen

“Life is easy when you live it the hard way.  And hard when you live it the easy way.”   Being the end of a 100 mile stretch of wilderness, every chase team was here at mile 480 to meet their race vehicle.  We called the place “Pit City”.  It…


Chapter Fourteen – No pressure, no diamond

“You can waste your life drawing lines, or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rimes Your mind changes your body, and your body changes your mind.  During the past year when I was sick or injured or sleep deprived, I had trouble believing I could finish this…


Chapter Thirteen – Hounds

“A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the 100th.  If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.” – Paulo Coelho It was silt.  Deep and wide.  It wasn’t there when we pre-ran – not here.  When I came through the…


Chapter Twelve – Down

I pulled out of the pit from Gonzaga Bay headed to my next goal – 389 before dark.  The course snaked down from Ensenada along the east coast, and now it would begin to cross over to the west coast and back up the Pacific Ocean side to make a…


The Federales

Before the deed comes the thought.  Before the achievement comes the dream.  Every mountain we climb, we first climb in our mind. – Royal Robbins   The Mexican Federal Police put a sportsman team together for the race.  I sponsored all three teams Chris Haines had in the race –…


Chapter Eleven – In Pursuit

From mile 280 I headed south to get to my next goal.  Make mile 380 by dark.  Better yet, if I could get to 415 by then I could get past some bad silt and a gnarly rocky hill climb by then.  Hopefully, I could stay ahead of the race trucks coming through…


Take charge

“When you start relaxing your grip on your permanent identity and see you can be anyone, who you want to be will become more important than who you are.  That will be a big moment in your life.” – Steve Chandler Two years earlier I had hurt my neck badly…


Chapter TEN – Breaking it down

“When you are inspired, dormant faculties and talents come alive” – Wayne Dyer   I pulled up to the chase team at mile 135 and called an audible.  Yes, I changed the plan on the fly.  It had only been 30 minutes since I saw them last, and I was…


Chapter NINE – Dust, Fog, Blindness

I had a plan.  I was starting last in my class today.  I’d stay close behind the rider in front of me and wait for a mistake and make my move.  Well, that plan was out the window one minute into the race.  It was so foggy you couldn’t see…


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