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Surfin’, USA

December 10, 2006

Even though I am an excecrable swimmer, I must say surfing looks like a lot of fun.  But I would never, ever want to go surfing this bad:

CLEVELAND, Dec. 9—They surf in Cleveland because they must. They surf with two-inch icicles clinging to their wet suits, through stinging hail and overpowering wind. They work nights to spend their winter days scouting surf. They are watermen on an inland sea…

There’s more – ice chunks the size of bowling balls, polluted beaches, ear infections…  read it and marvel at the power of the human need for sport.  Of course there are some who feel that I am not careful enough in my choice of bicycling weather.

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  1. December 11, 2006 at 06:32 | #1

    Of course there are some who feel that I am not careful enough in my choice of bicycling weather.

    Just as long as you’re not one of the Race Across America crowd.

  2. December 11, 2006 at 21:26 | #2

    We had people surfing in the Pacific Ocean here in the Bay Area despite a high surf advisory from the National Weather Service. I guess the prospect of 22 foot-high waves was too much.

    (Speaking of your title, I only recently discovered what the opening line was).

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