There are no amateurs in this business!

For the last 18 years, I had several cartoons on my office door at the church.  One of my favorites was from “Willy and Ethel.”  Willy was sitting at the table with a cup of coffee and said, “There are no amateurs in this business.  That’s why we are called Procrastinators.”  This will surprise no one who knows me, but I’ve been crastinating all day.  I don’t have much left to do because I didn’t unpack my camping gear after the Pre-National Rally Rally.  I’ve got a little bit of business to take care of and I’ve got to pack clothes, documents (passport, Four Corners Tour documents), and medications as well as decide what to do about maps.  I bought a bundle of Rand McNally’s laminated maps, but don’t have them for everywhere I’ll be riding.  I’m thinking that I’ll just cut pages out of an atlas. They’ll take up way less room than the laminated maps.  Hmm… I think I just decided what to do about maps.

Clay (RedNigel on the NT-Forum) called a bit after 5PM.  He and I are meeting at Briggsdale, about 60 miles from here, on our way to Spearfish through Pine Bluffs, Fort Laramie, and Newcastle.  He had ridden Loveland and Berthoud Passes and Trail Ridge Road today.  It had been his shortest distance, but he had taken a hike at one of the trails on top of Trail Ridge (around 12,000 feet).  He was suffering from altitude sickness!  A good night’s sleep should put him right.

My SPOT tracker will go active tomorrow when I leave town.  Then you’ll be able to click on the link and see where I am.  If you haven’t seen a SPOT track before, I think you’ll find it a pretty neat way to “travel” along.


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3 thoughts on “There are no amateurs in this business!

  1. mike

    go Phil go just remember this is all for fun so what ever your decision you make will be the right one

  2. Eldon Cannon

    Please give me a rough idea of when you think you will be back to Blain to kick off the fourcorners. It is a easy day from there to my place.Press on and have fun, I am checking on your tracker


    • Eldon, I don’t have a clue. If I were to make a guess, I’d say probably sometime between Tuesday and Thursday of next week. I’ve got some plans for the first day back in the lower 48, but you could join me at someplace like Port Townsend or Port Angeles. I’ll try to remember to send you a message when my schedule firms up a bit.

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