“So as we walked through fields of green
Was the fairest sun I’d ever seen
And I was broke, I was on my knees
And you said yes as I said please
This ain’t no sham
I am what I am
I leave no time
For a cynic’s mind
We will run and scream
You will dance with me
Fulfill our dreams and we’ll be free
We will be who we are
And they’ll heal our scars
Sadness will be far away
Do not let my fickle flesh go to waste
As it keeps my heart and soul in its place
And I will love with urgency but not with haste”
-Mumford and Son’s, Not With Haste
Busy days aren’t always a bad thing. I had a big meeting happening this evening that required additional preparation and discussion for. Dave requested a short meeting and I said, well sure, if we can do it on a trail so I can get that in for the day. The man can’t say no to the opportunity to do legitimate business while on a trail. You can see why we’re friends.
We hit Riggs Hill since it was close, can take the dogs, and also has great views. I’ve decided it’s going to be one of my go-to trails now. The talk revolved around our upcoming event, our various business dealings (he with Epic Rides and I with Sovereign). He’s a good adviser. And of course so am I since that’s what I do for my day job. Also, because I have a vested interest in Epic Rides.
Discussion did veer off business at one point when we- and I’m not sure how we got on this subject- started talking about the movie Zoolander. This is one of my favorite mindlessly-quotable flicks. Dave admitted he couldn’t make it through the entire thing. I suggested he needed to be a little less thoughtful about it, or watch it with someone like me. Or just me.
Another highlight was converging with another hiker who had two labs. With her two and Dave’s two it was like a rainbow-colored herd of Labrador pups. It made me laugh.
I find that the more I’m out on trails, the more I tend to do that.