Owen on the Podium

Here's one of our CyclovaXC guys on the podium at the Cyclo-cross race in Taylor's Falls a couple weeks ago. I'm not going to put his whole name, because I'm kind of against putting people's full names on the internet (I've done it in the past to much displeasure).

It's sort of like those old fantasy novels where people are reluctant to give out their "true" name. Do you know what I'm talking about? For example, if a dragon or something asks you your name you should do like Bilbo Baggins did and say you're the lucky number and the barrel rider and he who walks unseen. Back in the old days, the reason for not giving out your name was because having your true name enabled the dragon (never be an enabler) to cast some sort of mystical spell of control on you or whatever.

These days you avoid writing people's true name on the internet because you never know how prospective employers are going to view the various places and photos of you they find all over the internet (and don't think that your current job is so stable that you will never be looking for another one...not even if you employ yourself).

Oddly enough, I just did an internet search for my name and found a source or two that claimed I worked for the CIA. That's annoying because it's not the type of thing that you can deny. "No...I NEVER worked for the CIA!" you say, and everybody just nods and says, "Riiiiiighhhhhht...."

Anyway, Owen got on the podium in the race (whatever his last name is). I keep awaiting his email so I can send him the originals...but I haven't got it yet (tic, toc, tic, toc).

--Sebastian Janikowski

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