Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A not so much tandem update

November has come and gone, and my best laid plans for some new HOOTS work went by the wayside. Linda's father passed away in mid-November, and like so many of the tandem tweeners, we were caught between two generations of obligations.

Forest was a great husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, and to me, a friend as well.  Once we got initial introductions right, (Linda brought home a bicyclist, not biker), he, with his wife Beth,  became a great supporter of our riding adventures.  Here he is with Linda (near Poplar Bluff, Mo., in 1982), getting ready to drop us off for our first of many tandem tours.   

And once they realized our riding was not a pre-kids stage, after seeing the pictures of our 6-week old son riding in the trailer, they supported that too and cheered us on.  They were always concerned, but lived through the riding and other adventures we had with Tyler and Justin.  We are very thankful for that support, and Forest will be missed by all off us.

Needless to say, this means I don't yet have the date for the winter social, we don't have a new HOOTS domain, and the new welcome page isn't ready yet either.  But maybe just sharing this is enough.  

Keep it safe, 

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