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“I wish I was a messenger and all the news was good”

August 17th, 2009

Got back to work today after a surreal string of events that were tragic, painful, joyful and life-affirming all in the same week. And none of that includes the fact that I broke two ribs falling off my murdercycle, as my doctor used to call it as he stitched up my face.

As I have said previously, because other aspects of my life are so damn sensible and orderly, sometimes I intend to follow David Byrne’s advice and stop making sense on this blog.

To that end, here are some entirely random photos from my weekend trip to Leadville, CO.

All trips through Southeastern Utah should include a stop at Ray's Tavern.

All trips through Southeastern Utah should include a stop at Ray's Tavern.

Is it good or bad when the value of the bikes is greather than the vehicle they are mounted to?

Is it good or bad when the value of the bikes is greather than the vehicle they are mounted to?

Leadville, CO, five minutes after the start of the toughest mountain bike race in America.

Leadville, CO, five minutes after the start of the toughest mountain bike race in America.

Lunch on me to the first person who correctly identifies the source of the title of this post.

Next post will tell a story, I promise.

–gb

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  • Bob B.

    That’s Pearl Jam, of course.

    Love seeing the pics of Ray’s and Leadville. What a great event! I’m already training for next year.

  • Kat

    Pearl Jam – Wishlist off of their Yield Album
    “I wish I was a sailor with someone who waited for me
    I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me
    I wish I was a messenger and all the news was good
    I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro’s hood”

  • sugarpotpie

    Bobbay,
    You just won yourself a free lunch when we get together for Fall Moab 2010 in Fruita, 2009.

  • sugarpotpie

    Kathy,
    You were not first, but because you included other lyrics from that song–including my favorite line about the moon on a Camaro’s hood–I am going to buy your lunch next time I’m in Santa Clara. Cheers.

  • ricky

    I have a more simple mind. I just assumed these were the things you love most. the thing that didn’t make sense to me is that it’s not sugarpotpielortab.

    the trip to leadville was epic. looking forward to next year.

  • http://suncrestdug.wordpress.com dug

    i wish i was a radio song, the one that you turned up

  • sugarpotpie

    As long as that song is Given to Fly.

  • sugarpotpie

    Leadville was pretty cool. I have a bunch of photos no one has seen. Including five pictures of Lance’s back tire. The kid is FAST!

  • El Zorro

    Considering you were just on the pit crew this time around, my suggestion for your theme song would be “Unchained,” by Van Halen.