When Dean Mason began the Dead Dog Classic, a Wyoming bicycle stage race, he had no idea how close he would come to death, himself.  Fourteen miles outside of Laramie with no one nearby, Mason had a heat attack.  Two local nurses, who were providing additional medical support for the race in a support vehicle provided CPR and used an Automated External Defibrillator to revive Mason.  “I wouldn’t be here today if (they) didn’t have (their) act together.”  Mason was a fit cyclist when the heart attack hit, his work is now is in recovery and awareness of the cause.  Mason wasn’t remotely aware of the potential for heart attack.  The event was a wake up call and awareness, along with gratitude for the emergency staff that saved his life have grown.