Happy 4-0 to you. I know the best is yet to come for you and your family. Thanks for all the years of special Kelly Love. We all look forward to 40 more years of your spirit, love, and your unique perspective on life. Without the Lovechild we would all be lesser people. :-)
All the Best...Rick, Margaret, Dain, and Olivia.
The remainders of the parade. The parade may be over but even today there remains evidence of the day taped, stuck, wrapped, and strapped to the bikes. The decorations are more battle scarred than what you see here, but I know we are going to live with what's left till it all falls off.
On two wheels for the first time AND big enough to ride his bike in the 4th of July Parade. The hardest part of the day was getting him to wait for the parade to begin. The second hardest thing was keeping up with him. On your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Carnival night for the kids, they had an absolute blast. When I was a kid a successful night at the carnival was measured by whether or not someone puked. By that measure, we had a successful night. I was stripping beds and doing laundry at 2AM. It was worth it.
It boggles me that you could ride 235.5 Kilometers and your winning margin is less than a Centimeter. It is the smallest margin in Tour history. The officials had to rely on the official timing system time sensors, that are on every bike, because the photo finish was to close for proof positive to determine the winner. Unbelievable. 146 miles and you win by less time than it takes to blink. The biggest question though is where the heck was the Discovery Team? Lance all by himself chasing down attacks. They must have decided to take the day off. Maybe it''s just a strategy to lull everybody else into thinking they don't have it this year. Let's hope so. Oh, by the way, that's 1/8000 of a second.
The kids have declared that their second favorite activity over the 4th of July weekend was the canoe trip on the Upper Roaring Fork. The first was riding their bikes in the parade, it's hard to beat that when your 3 and 4. Thanks to both of you for taking the time to make it happen. Life and relationships are always about first's and It's these things that a kid remembers forever. Thank You for being there for them.
Uncle Bob's daily driver. It's about as used as a bicycle can be and still roll. He rides it into town every day. It's pretty funny when you open his toy box and every other bike is pristine and perfect. This one he doesn't have to worry about when he leans it up against a tree in town. It's guaranteed to be there when he comes back.