|the crew: Keith Sheridan, cousin Jill, Uncle Larry, Uncle Mike|
then two days later, Butch emailed me that he had company in town that weekend and was going to the Willie Nelson concert. (that was about a week ago, and i haven't talked to him since sending him a curt email in response.) what a let down. i've been checking in with him for months, making sure that he's still in and ready to go, and then two weeks before the event he bails on me.
|me and cousin Jill|
|Bryan doing the "dead man's drop" zip-line technique|
i literally drove straight up to Park City when i got home, and went to a memorial service at the Utah Olympic Park for a friend and former co-worker of my brother's. he was known as the "ice meister" and was respected all over the nation and the world for his giving spirit, good natured attitude, and excellence of prepping the Olympic luge tracks. he was only 43 years old, and died of cancer, leaving behind two great boys who played at his memorial in their band called "Amp". a bobsled was sent down the track in his memory, and his picture and name were up on the light board/big screen. it was an amazing send-off for an incredible individual who touched so many people.
|Utah Olympic Park|
|a pile of rocks for David Dinger|
|bastard log cut in half|
|dogs approving of my handiwork|
|tools for the trade|
i'll be number 190 for the event, and you can follow me online at www.wasatch100.com on race day, September 10th and 11th. i'm looking forward to a great couple of days hanging out with my friends and eating from the buffet tables at the 100-mile catered hike!