Sunday, May 10, 2015
Day 5.130 Santa Fe Oxy
I suppose the meaning, as well as the outcome, is entirely up to me.
I leave for Santa Fe, New Mexico on Thursday. It is called a 'working vacation'. Rough translation is this: I need a couple of days off. Batteries need recharging and I would like some R&R out of town.
Now the interesting part: There is a commercial element involved. This will be the first RCV trip in the eight year tenure of the brand where I am solely responsible for all travel related expenses and production costs. If it rains - it's down the drain.
The risk involved with the new contract is 100% on me. In exchange for this is a substantial increase in my share of royalties upon sales. Therein lies the potential. I have already done the math. I know to the unit how many sales are necessary for return on investment. The math is easy if I return with nothing but a cold.
Doubling up, I am shooting one of the classic climbs in the area, the Sangre de Cristo the day before the Santa Fe Century, a hugely popular event drawing 8K annually. Between the two I should have some decent video.
Oh, the vacation part?
If I am able to manage my ability to stay present, relax and enjoy the place they call the Land of Enchantment while successfully capturing the rides, it will be a legitimate working vacation.
Oxymoron or not.