Well, that's a better outcome than when mine fell out of my bike bag a couple of weeks ago and smashed the screen. I put a glass screen protector over it, and we'll see how long I'm willing to put up with it. Still works okay.
I think you may be confusing an omen, which ostensibly predicts the future, with a symptom, which is a sign of a preexisting condition. But mostly the story is an illustration of luck, which you had more of than J-J.
In any case, whatever the phone incident means, that was a pretty good effort climbing up Toby.
That was a real good effort, got my heart rate up higher than expected. Combination of a steep slope that goes on for a while and going up it as fast as I could, even if still walking. Don't think I ever could run up the last pitch.
The route is there waiting, anytime you want to have at it. :-)
It looks like the last .5 mile has same climb, about 150 m., as the phone line trail I did a few weeks ago. And looks like you were about 10 seconds faster for it. Not that I was moving very well :-)
Phil, where does karma fit into that classification scheme?
I wouldn't have needed luck if I hadn't exhibited carelessness. But that's true of Peter as well.
Right, the goal is to be smart enough so as not to have to depend on luck.
Karma? That belongs in the trash heap with omens.
My karma ran over your dogma, as the saying goes.
Funny, but about as profound as most other bumper stickers one sees.
By the way, I was objecting specifically to the common appeal to karma as a (pseudo) explanation for why something good or bad happened to someone. People mean lots of different things by "karma".