Dec 10, 2009
Winter for non-gardeners?
In this photo you see him, shoveling the front deck a few days ago, during Sunday's big snow dump. When I took this shot, he had just come out of the garage where he did some intervals (thus the garb), and was 'cooling off' while doing manly householder deeds. Note the wooden sign to his right.
A few years ago, when he started racing 'cross seriously, a friend cut this board from a hunk of lumber as a training aid for Don. This is the exact height of a regulation CX barricade (16 inches), which racers must get over by either dismounting and jumping over them while carrying bikes on shoulders, OR 'bunnyhopping' over them while still in the saddle. I'm not sure what you call a 55+ year old man learning to bunny hop: perpetual kid or nutcase. But he did it, and this sign sits on our front deck as a reminder to keep learning new things, to never give up, and to stay young at heart. (The other side says: 'Lift Off')