My feelings of thankfulness are overwhelming at this moment. I’ve just returned from a great stand up paddle, with close friends and an unbelievable dolphin show only a few short yards from our boards. It was good to be on the water and continue to reflect on this past week — I have alot to be thankful for. I have just returned from Baja after a tough go. It was a very hard, dark time for me personally - as a driver. A couple days have passed and I am thinking more clearly, yet still reflective of the past 10 days. There is too much to write, so I figure a three part series is in order, starting with my thankful heart, followed by my lessons.
I am first thankful for the people around me, I am thankful that we we landed on all four wheels and could drive away from the impact zone, and thankful for the life and racing lessons that come from those much less than perfect moments.
To the entire teams of #61 and #861, you celebrated as if you had just won the Baja 1000. The energy was electric in La Paz on Saturday night, November 20th, 2010. I thank you for your attitudes and hard work that was worthy of celebration. I am sorry I didn’t help bring home a win.