Pre dawn thoughts, Day 17. I’ve had lots of time to think; someone suggested that I reminisce and look back at my life to provide a framework to display that overall, including this relatively short time of struggle, my life is wonderful. I spent 11 years working in motocross and supercross full time. They were exciting times, and I had experiences that I’ll cherish forever. But the most valuable outcome of those times are the relationships forged while chasing dreams that still thrive today. @andrewshort29 hates hospitals; he visited me after my second procedure in the recovery rooms, and caught a bug that made him sick. As soon as he got well, he visited me again in acute care before he had to leave on a training trip. I have been on the other side of the hospital bed with Shorty numerous times and draw strength from how he handled the pain right in front of me, both post-op and during therapy and training afterwards. @narc0nate can’t visit, but I know he would, and I’ve been through similar times with him, but in reverse with him in the hospital. Sometimes I miss the races, the training, etc. but mostly I miss the other times that had nothing to do with racing, both good and bad. I guess what I’m saying is I just miss my friends and I’m so fortunate to have so many. When I get out, heal, and get back to normal, I can already tell that I will certainly create more space to just hang out with friends, even more than I do now, and to make an extra effort to overcome whatever obstacles are there to visit the ones that aren’t around all the time. This photo to me, represents the true “Dream Team,” not because of any ability to do well at races, but because of the mix of humanity it really was. We were so different in beliefs, opinions, backgrounds, upbringing, problems, worries....but we made it work, we were there for each other and we still are. I’ll just stop because it’s unexplainable. Just know; it was the most improbable mix on the surface but it was the Dream Team both on and off the track. Damn. I miss these guys.