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Salt, Speed and Dust – Chapter 8

Run Five Thwarted “No passion so effectively robs the minds of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” – Edmund Burke It was 4:15 pm and the line was shorter towards the end of the day when many racers were starting their nighttime modifications to their machines to…


Salt, Speed and Dust – Chapter 7 – Nearly Over

Run Four “Happiness lies in a divine unrest; if you are lapped in comfort you stagnate and miss it.” – John Buchan Randall gave me advice – put your butt all the way back.  There was a Speed hump in the rear fender and he wanted me to close the…


Chapter 6 – Next level

Run Three “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt We stopped at a trailer to get my timing slip.  It looks like a grocery store receipt, and it tells you’re your average speed at…


Salt, Speed and Dust – Chapter 5

Run Two “Overcome fear, behold wonder” – Richard Bach The morning sun was just peeking over the mountains as we drove back to the salt flats.  We got off the highway and onto the access road to the salt.  Bonneville Speed Week is a scene out of a volume of…


Chapter 4 – Casting out the Demon of Fear

Run One “The first duty of life is still that of subduing fear.”  - Thomas Carlyle The SCTA doesn’t allow you to get on the salt and just go as fast as you can on the first run.  That’s how people can get killed.  Going really fast on asphalt is…


Salt, Speed and Dust – Chapter 3

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsh 200 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in a motorcycle I had never been on before – that was the goal.  But there was more to it.  As it turns out the longest off-road race in the…


Salt, Speed and Dust – Chapter 2

“She never felt ready, but she was brave, and the universe responds to the brave”   2018 was a huge year for me.  I had finished all four races in Baja in the Ironman class, only the third rider to ever do so.  The last race was the prize, and…


Salt, Speed and Dust – Prologue

It was a few years ago I suppose, when Chris Haines lit the spark.   Chris Haines is my desert racing support team owner.  In his day, Chris has won a LOT of races in Baja, and he’s in the Off-Road Racing Hall of Fame.  His shop is in Southern…


Loving others

"When you make loving others the story of your life, there's never a final chapter, because the legacy continues.  You lend your light to one person, and he or she shines it on another and another and another." - Oprah Winfrey It's in all of us.  Show it.  Don't ration…


"We dig our graves with our teeth"

The other day we stopped for ice cream.  There was a long line.  It was a big one, and ohhh, it tasted so good! Well, I didn't eat lunch because of it, and I felt like hell after it.  My body was trying to process the giant flood of dairy…


Stop drinking sugar

Soda, fruit juices, iced teas...the single best thing you can do to improve your diet is to stop drinking sugar.


Take Control

There were times in my life when I felt things were going off the rails or a situation was bad and I felt powerless.  Maybe it was a persistent disempowering relationship that I didn't want to disrupt, but at the same time I was being disrespected or kicked around.  Maybe…


Confident but Open

If you don't understand paradox, then personal development advice can seem a little confusing at times. A paradox is when one thing is true, and the opposite is also true.  It also may be a statement that contradicts itself.  Like work hard and do what it takes, but get enough…


Willing to look foolish?

That's the only way you can make bold moves forward.  Do things you have never done before. Sometimes you will look stupid because you are not good at it yet.   But you have to be willing to be bad at it before you can be good at it. Are you…


You're not responsible for your childhood

When we were kids we didn't have any control or choice in what was going on.  You are not responsible for your childhood. Now you are an adult and you are responsible for your life.  If you don't take full responsibility, you will have to accept what happens to you,…


Projecting the past into the future

Each morning we get out of bed and live a day that is an extension of the previous ones.  But human beings are the only species who have a choice and can change their lives at will. Remember that.


Did that happen to you, or for you?

Option 1 - Something bad happens and you stop, become paralyzed and haunted by it, and are a victim. Option 2 - Something bad happens, it sucks and you cry for a very short time, then see what opportunities arise as a result, (or make one).  You keep moving forward…


Be the Cause

What causes what you want?  That is known.  Do you know it?  Find out. Whatever you want to accomplish, do or be, there are attributes and actions that cause and attract it. You can't just get what you want, you have to do something and be something to cause it. …


Invest in your own education

Why do we spend $20,000 - $50,000 a year to send our kids to college so they can learn stuff they probably will not use because they don't know what they want to do and are not aware of what a career in that field is like or what it…


Discipline = Freedom

The paradoxical truth is that discipline and hard work buy your freedom.   People who don't work hard or constantly give in to their lower impulses have limited options and have to accept what they get. I work hard, so I don't have to work hard. I discipline myself so someone…