I am 45, married, former U.S.Marine, with two children. We share our house with two
cats who believe it belongs to them. I like anything that goes fast and
have tried most things that do.
I raced motocross in Texas for 10 years
with mixed results. Falling off or crashing apparently doesn't win style
points. If I owned a car that went faster or handled better, I'm sure I'd
be dead by now. My wife indulges me, but has to occasionally (ok,all the time
really) reminds me that I am no longer the kid. She's correct of course.
My most recently discovered love is skydiving. I've been at it about four
years and find it to be everything anyone could want in a sport. The people
and the comradarie are the best. I jumped successfully until the 8th of
October 1995 when I hooked in (see QT movie) after videotaping a tandem.
Yes, the earth is incredibly hard! You make 602 good landings and the one
your friends talk about is your unsuccessful 603rd. I've made 65 jumps
since my accident and did ok. I even competed with the tenway team Subconscious, (We placed 3rd). I'm looking forward to getting back in the
air full time after my orthapedist finishes with his surgeries, (I think
I've paid for his summer house in the Bahamas).