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I found this article today, thought it might be of interest, so I give you the link:
Jim Felt's career as a design guru and geek who owns an international bicycle manufacturing company may have begun with a run he never finished, a lunch he didn't hold down and the best $100 he ever lost.
In the mid-70s and still in his 20s, Felt was a hotshot motorcycle mechanic, designer and former racer who spent more time partying than taking care of himself. One day, a friend who was into physical fitness bet Felt $100 he couldn't run a mile.
"I was cocky and I told him, 'I'll take your money any day,' " Felt recalled recently, shaking his head and laughing. "I started to run with him and I don't think I made it half a mile. I bonked. I was throwing up. I was schooled..." End Quote.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/07/360...#ixzz1Lm2fKjK7