Now Playing: Limbeck: People don't change
I was playing pool with Noah (like in the video-we don't use cues) and thinking about how I never knew how to do anything when I was a little kid. I remember playing softball and with help from my dad, got a hit and took off for third base. I had no idea what to do. I didn't know any rules of any games (except maybe pool, ironically). I remember being amazed in kindergarten, watching a first grader kick a ball super far. No one showed me how to do any of that. I'm not bitter or resentful, I figured things out myself, but I want my boys to understand how things work so they don't feel like idiots all the time like I did. I taught myself to ride a bike. It was my sister's bike and had a flat tire. I mean totally flat, with the tire rolling off the rim. I just posted up on this hill and kept taking roll-runs down it until I decided that I could pedal it. No training wheels, no one holding on. Sounds heroic, right? I was six years old!
As an adult, I realize that this "non-training" really helped me. BMX was so new (and later, skateboarding), that you kind of had to figure it out yourself. No one else around here knew much more about BMX than I did. I suppose that it is why it is still so dear to me and such an important part of my life. Sappy, I know. Here are a couple pics from last night in the barn. If anyone thinks we bought a house with a polebarn just so I could build ramps in it, this photo should confirm otherwise.
I got a shipment of next season's work samples last night. That mountain of boxes is just part of it and it all came at once. Thanks to Sean for helping me carry them in and then doing a feeble on the weird quarter, then taking this pic of me...