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A New Chapter

A New Twist to the Established Way of Things

When Jim taught 6-year-old Charlie to ride a bike, we never thought he and Charlie would do, as they have so far, 35,000 miles (plus).

When Charlie learned to swim at around the same age, I never thought that this would lead to me, in my mid-thirties, finally overcoming my long-time fear of the deep end and jump into swimming pools and the Atlantic Ocean after, and with, him.

It's probably inevitable that, 35,000 miles into the journey, I would join in the riding. A couple of weekends ago Jim got me a nice little folding bike to ease my morning travel to BART in Berkeley. Why not tuck it into the back of the silver car and, keeping pace behind steady-pedalling Charlie, venture out on the newest trail Jim's researched?

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