Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Brazos River valley, south central TX
Bikes: 2005 Surly LHT; 2006 Surly CrossCheck with Extracycle; 1987 Schwinn World Sport as urban cruiser
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on my bike, riding through the countryside, is where my greatest sense of independence occurs...
my son turned 18 today & his 'sense of independence' is palpable: getting his own checking acct, registering to vote, going to Selective Service to get a draft card, etc. He's been looking forward to turning 18 all year and I've never tried to dissuade him that the privilege of being tried as an adult is part of the panoply of 'privileges' he's gained.
BTW, Gary, congrats on your honoring your folks' anniversary - very cool, indeed
They're beautiful handsome machines that translate energy into joy.