This post doesn’t have anything to do with bikes so accept my apology if you only want to read about bike stuff here.

Today is my son Jordan’s last day as a 6th grader and I figured this is my best opportunity to give him global props for a job well done. I’m sure some of us can remember 6th grade better than others. It is a crazy time for kids since some of them are slamming into that wall we call puberty. Others can’t even see that wall yet. And some of them have broken straight through it.

While that bodily craziness is going on, they are supposed to be learning, progressing their minds and abilities, while still behaving, getting their chores done, and being good kids.

Well Jordan has done a great job during this past year despite all the freaky-deaky changes. He made the honor roll for the first three quarters (though quarter number four may be in jeopardy), played in the band, got a speaking role in the school play, played basketball, joined the track team, and continued on in Boy Scouts. That is a lot to accomplish.

So today I say good job to Jordan on what he accomplished this year. He makes me proud and gives me hope for the future.

To those that read this, thanks for putting up with my hijacking of the Salsa blog for the day.


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Mike Riemer

Mike Riemer

I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.


 MG |

Yeah, right on.  Good job Jordan.  Sounds like you've got it rockin'!

Keep it up.  Ride your bike.  Do fun and adventurous things.  Stay in band.  Learn to read music well.  You won't regret it later in life.

You're on the right path.


 Kid Riemer |

Thanks MG,

I will pass your comment on to Jordan. You can never have too much positive reinforcement in a 'tween-agers life!

Take care.

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