Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Charlie's Race Recap on the 2007 Arrowhead 135

"We must believe in luck, for how else can we explain our failure and the success of those we do not like?” Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

In a spontaneous surreal moment of angst, even before all the life-giving air had exhaled from my rear tire, I knew that the contents of Joel Calahan’s pack held the key to my destiny. My success “hinged” on a young guy that I had never met before. With nothing but clown bikes and little-kid bikes behind me, I knew that at that point without Joel‘s extra tube and pump, I would have to walk the entire way to the finish, something like fifty-five miles down the trail....

For more of Charlie's story:



Charlie Farrow

Joel soaking his frostbitten toes with Dave Gray at Bayview Lodge:


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