I’ll start with a few random quotes - “The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson.” ~ Author Unknown
“Experience is what you got by not having it when you need it.” ~Another Unknown Author
I like the one by Elbert Hubbard – “God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.” That is a good thing, because I’ve got plenty.
I got yet another dose of “experience” somewhere around 5:30 am on November 19th at race mile 621 in the Baja 1000. I would have been just fine to do without that lesson, but it just is what it is. To make a long story short, it was an endo followed by a couple barrel rolls and then not so gracefully, we landed on four wheels, engine running, lights on, and we headed on south.
But not for long.
We ended up having to ship our car back to base and get everything repaired.