Sir Edmund Hillary
(Pictured on left with Tenzing Norgay)
I just saw that Sir Edmund Hillary passed away last night at 88. Coincidentally I am reading “Three Cups of Tea”, a book about a guy who was inspired to build schools and hospitals in Pakistan for the people who live and work under the shadow of K2, in the spirit of the work Hillary did for the Sherpa people.
Damn, first Evel- now this. The world is getting awfully short on heroes these days.
At least we still have Bigworm.
On other fronts, many of you are on your way to knock that bastard, San Felasco, off this weekend. I do wish you the best and regret that I will not be joining you. If I can sort out the technical details I will post a promotional video featuring the best riders of our area, which I received from BW.
After all my talk of travel angels, I may have fallen a little short yesterday with a couple of people, unless you look at it in an avenging archangel Gabriel kind of way.
That simpering effete from North Dakota with the smart mouth had it coming.