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The 1st Annual Spring Thaw Classic 250 ....sorta

Aldo Leopold once wrote "There are some who can live without wild things and some who can not. Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether still a higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free."

He was right. In my life there are certain wild places that matter to me and some are more magical than others. In a little pocket deep in the Ozarks Mountains one place is more precious to me than any other.

I can't say its a secret spot really, because others know about it to, but the only time I personally share it is by driving people there myself.

Once upon a time I woke up in what you might call a "transitional" state. I didn't need answers to go off looking for, rather I needed decisions and head clearing. The steady sound of the city bus outside my apartment window only added to the desperate need to breath I guess you could say.

At…