Monday 25 October 2004

Clair and Carole Anne
(Our honeymoon photo after marriage on August 30, 1998)

Sunday 24 October 2004

Clowning around the hospital - jest for the health of it!
How Clair, de Looney became...Clair de L' uni !
(Because he was told it takes twice the man to ride half the bike...)

Saturday 23 October 2004

(From the historical files)
This is 1968 and I'm 15 years old -- leading our pack of four brothers all four miles to school one fine, crazy day! I'm riding what is probably the world's first "Big One" - a monster unicycle my Dad and I built together out of a 42" diameter Amish buggy wheel! (Sigh...those were the days!) We never would have dreamed about using helmets and wrist guards or any of that stuff.

And yes, I still have it...but I enjoy riding my new custom-made "Big One" MUCH MORE nowadays -- only slightly smaller, but with a MUCH softer, smoother, and swifter ride: my new one has a 36" rim, a tire with air in it that is 2 1/2 " wide -- and a pair of handle bars coming off the front of the seat so that I have something to do with my hands while I'm "cruising!" I've actually gotten it up to about 15 mph.