Congratulations to Niek Kimman, the Dutch pro BMX rider who came back from an unpleasant and unnecessary injury caused by a careless track official earlier this week to win the gold medal at the Olympics. Although he’d been a favorite to win the gold beforehand, the crash put him on the back foot and then some. I’m sharing the story of his resilience and courage with my son, and encourage you to share it with your children.
For Hagerty in the past two weeks, I wrote about John Mayer, considered the phenomenon of the overrated non-racing racer, and collaborated with Abimelec Arellano on two What If? articles: Crown Cobra and Cadillac truck.
I want to thank my readers for their patience with me. I’ve been traveling a lot with my son in the past few weeks, hitting mountain bike trails everywhere from New Hampshire to New Mexico. Expect a few standalone articles here starting on Monday. I cherish your readership and would like to be worthy of it.