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Moab Mountain Biking

It’s getting to be springtime and I am starting to think about biking again. In the past, I would often times head for Moab during the spring to savor some of their famous slickrock. March through May can be awesome times to bike in Moab. Joelle has started Mountain Biking, but hasn’t yet done anything in Moab. I think my folks want to meet us out there in a month or so – that way they can take care of Johnnie while we go ride! If I take Joelle, since she is fairly new at Mountain Biking, I would probably…

9News Leader of the Year Luncheon 2008

This was my sister’s wonderful speech when she received the 9news leader of the year honor. I meant to post it last year but forgot..so here it is..: ******************************************************************* Dr. Carrie Besnette’s remarks April 9, 2008 9News Leader of the Year Luncheon Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Nepal, a place of mind-blowing natural beauty and harsh human realities. A visit to any third world country provides a very real glimpse into both disparity and hope. So very poor, the average income for a Nepali is less than $200US/year. We regularly witnessed the back-breaking efforts of the Sherpa people…

Lewis and Clark Lolo Trail

My friends at Western Spirit Cycling have a great bike trip in Idaho – the Lewis and Clark trail – This is listed as one of  Outside Magazine’s Top 25 Trips of a Lifetime. You can contact Western Spirit Toll Free: 800-845-2453 Some trip specs: Road Surface: Clay and gravel primitive road. Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult, a significant amount of climbing. Altitude: 3,000 – 7,000 feet. However, the best way to get an idea for this trip is by the following video

Control

“You’re not in control, but your desperate efforts to keep control actually does alter the way existence moves for you. It doesn’t move in the way your controller wants to, but it does have an effect on existence, your effort to control it. It doesn’t have the effect you want it to have, but it does have an effect. And you only know that when that control is totally let go of. Because when it is totally let go of, and you are no longer putting that energy out to existence or to consciousness, then existence starts to change.” From…