Nothing Risked, Nothing Gained!

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  • When: 05/26/2020
  • QIC: Airbags
  • The PAX: Hat Trick & Dollar Bill

2 Pax survived “The Fallen” yesterday and posted ready to work out the soreness! QIC expected a small crowd today, so a slow pace 4 mile Mosey was planned. Wait, Hat Trick and Dollar Bill were the 2 that posted, so the Mosey would NOT BE SLOW!

*Fun facts on one of the greatest Risk Takers of all time……….Evel Knievel! For you Young Guns, Google it. He jumped pretty much anything and everything on his motorcycle.
• Evel Knievel – Pioneer of distance motorcycle jumping
• Born Oct. 17, 1938
• Died November 30, 2007 (69 years old)
• Died of Pulmonary disease in Clearwater, FL

*4 mile Mosey to Nocatee roundabout at Splash Park, including a detour by the “Burn Boot Camp.” (See, some of you missed out due to Fartsacking) Let’s just say Burn Boot Camp was open and the attendees were not of the male species. (Sorry OH, not Mimosas!)

• 45 years ago today, May 26, 1975, Evel Knievel suffered severe spinal injuries in Britain when he crashed while attempting to jump 13 buses. (The Bus Jump)
• Retired after Bus Jump, only to un-retire later than year and successful jump 14 Greyhound buses at Kings Island Amusement Park.
o Biggest Jump 133 feet.
o Caesar’s Palace was longer but ended in a crash.
• Most notable jump attempt – Failed
o Snake River Canyon (Grand Canyon)
o 1 mile wide
o Engineered Rocket Motorcycle
o Drogue parachute malfunctioned and opened on take-off
• Crashed more than 20 times
• Records state he suffered 433 bone fractures by the end of 1975

• Taking a risk –
o Requires courage to face the fear of uncertainty
o No matter outcome, we grow through the process and become more resilient and confident.
o Better yet, building those skills helps in taking more risks and improves the chances of achieving future goals.

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