To hear about the big and negative changes at work. If it gives you any comfort I want you to know that you have been an inspiration to me in many many ways. I want to be like you when I grow up.
Thanks Karl. The admiration is mutual.
The Cooper River project was the highlight of my career. It will be tough to see the plant reduced to dust before I even retire. But c'est la vie. The fiber produced in the facility while it ran probably saved a few lives so it was not in vain. I feel bad for the 113 people whose jobs are up in the air due to the closing.
I suppose there's a legitimate financial rationale for the changes - but sometimes you have to wonder. Karl: please do not grow up - that would be a big disappointment to me; Tom: I will always recall your nighttime navigation while crewing for Hugh IV in the ES 100, getting from one terrifying, thunderstorming locale to the next, via unmarked dirt roads. As far as big picture stuff: we've just found a nearby solar system with a bunch of smallish planets that just might . . . well, you know.
Speaking of the ES100, I see it is on Hugh's schedule again. So maybe we'll get a change to repeat last summer's adventure (misadventure?).
Wow, can't believe you'd even consider it, Tom_O! :) Still formulating 'the plan', but will likely get in touch soon.
I'm in again as long as I don't have a schedule conflict. Would like to get out on the course this year for a pacing leg.
Yeah, my biggest regret (other than not finishing, duh) was not surviving long enough for you guys to get pacing! I think all through the night makes more sense. In the plan!
I would like to pace you for 20 to 30 miles if you promise not to run too fast. I will forego the Mountain marathon in order to be in the best shape possible.
Ooh, wow, you guys are the best! I can't promise not to run 'too fast', but it sure seems unlikely at that point in the race. Thanks a lot, Team!!
Here's the Aid Stn Chart from last year
(the link has the same but more info):