MOD 033: What You Can Learn from Race Hater Mr. Murphy

Merchants of Dirt Episode #33

You need to be on your toes when it comes to combating those wannabe activists and trail extremists who are out to sabotage your race. In this episode, I teach you what you can learn about your own race day preparation process with a real-world example of a Mr. Murphy and his race day sabotage antics.

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The Wheel of Woe

Wheel of Misfortune (aka The Wheel of Woe) is a mythical device where every time you spin it, it lands on something bad. Then Mr. Murphy does that bad thing to you! Hence the WOE part as in Woe is me!

Fortunately, I’ve been around a dozen spins of the wheel of woe, and know most of Mr. Murphy’s tricks and this episode I am going to teach you what to do to survive when Mr. Murphy makes you spin the wheel of woe.

Don’t think it can happen to you?

Think again.

Chances are if you’ve been around any kind of race promotion for at least one minute you’ve already meet your own Mr. Murphy.

Mr. Murphy is not only that force of nature — or divine intervention — that causes whatever can go wrong to go wrong, at the worst possible time, and in the worst possible sequence.

Unfortunately, the metaphor of Mr. Murphy can possess people too. Saboteurs, race haters, trail activists, nature purists — they have all sorts of names — but what they all have in common is they HATE off-road racing.

If you haven’t had the privilege of meeting your own Mr. Murphy, buckle up because they are EVERYWHERE!

And it’s only a matter of time before you get your opportunity to enjoy your turn at the Wheel of Woe.

Fear not! Today is a good day for learning how to deal and even beat back the Mr. Murphys’ that torment race promoters everywhere.

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Kyle Bondo
Kyle Bondo is a thinker, podcaster, author, and creative strategy dragon seeking to make a small dent in the universe. He is the founder of Reckoneer, host of the Merchants of Dirt and Get Lost Racing podcasts, and an avid mountain biker and adventure racer.
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