Much Love & Respect
Life has a way of throwing curve balls when we least expect it..... unfortunately today the world lost one of its best, someone who's love for life was an inspiration to everyone around him and his smile will always be engraved in my memory.
I first got to know Mike Janelle as a competitor during 24 hours of Moab as Brian Smith and I were battling it out year after year with the dynamic duo of Jay Henry and Mike. In a race that breaks you down and builds you up, it was Mike's resilient positive energy that I will never forget. It never mattered that it was 3 am and 5 minutes separated us, Mike always had a smile on his face and was always there to cheer you on. We never beat Mike and Jay..... but it never mattered, they were friends and we learned a great deal from them.
Mike was 40 years young and managed to pack more life into those 40 years than most could in 100. His enthusiasm for life, his hilarious stories, his dedication and his smile will never be forgotten. You will be missed Mike, may you rest in peace....