June 30, 2012
I have three kids, and they couldn’t be more different and more similar at the same time.
Maybe I’m overstating just a bit.
But still. Maddy was always very cautious. Not a big fan of danger or exposure.
Holden falls kind of in between. He’ll try almost anything, but only when he’s sure it’s the right thing to do. He’ll drop cliffs Ian drops, after he sees Ian drop them.
But Ian has no real danger filter.
Today me n Holden n Ian headed out to corner canyon for some dirt, and after we dropped Ghost and mid Canyon, we were about to hit lower Rush, which Holden had ridden, but not Ian, and I said to Ian, “okay, there are lot of jumps on lower Rush that can catch you off guard. You’ll hit several in a row that are super smooth, and then suddenly you find yourself launched. So, ease into it. Be careful.” You know. Cuz we aren’t exactly BMX champions or anything.
So Ian just takes off, and while I hang back to make sure Holden is good, I lose Ian.
Until I come around a corner and run over his bike. But not him. Because he’s off the trail and down in a ditch.
(Of course, my first thought was, hey, wait down there while I get a better angle.)
It all worked out.
It just got me thinking. Thinking about Maddy. Then watching Holden and Ian as we were riding home. And thinking.