Hi Lee. Just wanted to pass on a good news story. We built a cool little pump track in our backyard a couple of years ago and have had a great time on it. A lot of the neighborhood kids stop by to take a few laps, too. My two sons and a couple of their friends dreamed about having a local dirt jump park to ride on. This crew planned everything out, did some internet research, and called the city council to schedule a meeting to pitch their idea. …
They showed up to their meeting with a petition with signatures from several residents, a 1:50 scale clay model for the park, well-thought answers to anticipated questions, and moral support from an ever-expanding group of bike friends. The councilman was totally impressed with their idea, plan, and presentation. Two months later, we just got word that the project was approved and will be built as submitted. The remaining issue they are working on now is funding for the fence. Just thought you’d like to know that our little village in the Netherlands will soon have a beginner-intermediate level dirt jump park…with pump track included. I am extremely proud of these kids, all of them.
I just wanted to get the word out to show other kids that they can make a difference in their own situation and benefit others as well. Don’t let age stop you, and don’t let the negative people stop you from trying.
Thanks for listening Lee.
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Dale, that is awesome! Thanks for sharing.
OK kids, you heard it here first:
“Don’t let age stop you, and don’t let the negative people stop you from trying. ”