Think Daily by Larry Janesky
Chapter Eight – Barbed Wire

“The pain that is created from avoiding hard work is much more than any pain created from the actual work itself because if you don’t begin to work on those ideas that God has blessed you with, they will become stagnant inside of you and eventually begin to eat away…


Who's going to stop me?

I decelerated into the dusty lot in front of the little Bella Vista hotel in Valle Trinidad at race mile 110 at 8:11 am.  I was five minutes ahead of my schedule.   My team got me in and out in five minutes and I was gone again.  The math?  807…I’m…


Chapter SEVEN – Falcon Attack

I took off out of my second chase truck stop at mile 74 with seven miles to go to have 10% of the race behind me.  You think about these things in such a race.  Doing math in your helmet is a pastime I developed in Baja, especially in the…


Chapter SIX …One Step Back

“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within us.” – Lillian Smith   I knew my knees were not great.  Running was a key part of my training for these races. …


Blinded

The course turned into an area called Uruapan.  It was characterized by hills and whoops in the hills, and deep silty sections in the low areas.  In some conditions it was fun – but not these conditions.  At the beginning of the race bikes and ATV’s are clustered together on…


Chapter FIVE – Early Drama

My first stop in the 1000 was a gas pit at Ojos Negros, a little poor dusty town outside of Ensenada.  When I pre-ran this section the kids would chase after me and I always had plenty of race team stickers for them.  The race coming directly through their town…


Chapter Four – Father and Son Strike Again

“If wrinkles must be written on the brow, let them not be written on the heart.  The spirit should not grow old.” – James A. Garfield June is hot in the Baja desert.  Very hot.  In fact, in the 2016 Baja 500 two motorcycle riders died from the heat.  Victor…


Zero minus one

I was lined up at the Baja 1000 start.  At the last minute the starting rider on the 1x team, Colton Udall, comes walking through the crowd of bikes and riders in the starting gate shouting, asking if anyone has an extra red blinker light for his backpack.  I always…


Chapter Three “…or die in the attempt”

“There are two types of suffering in the world; short-term and long-term.  You have to decide which one you want.” I rolled up the staging at the Baja 1000 starting line with ten other Ironman competitors.  Bright lights took away the darkness.  It was just after 4 AM.  I was…


Broken bones and bloody needles in the dirt

(First race of the four-race series -  the "SanFelipe 250", 320 miles, April 2018) Victor and I executed our plan well on race day.  At dawn the race began on the beachfront main drag of San Felipe.  I rode great but I didn’t override the course.  At about mile 50,…


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