This past year has been crazy, and left me in much the same condition. Since this past downhill racing season began, I have not seen my son for more than a few days at a time. Every weekend is another race. Last weekend was Kewlona, next weekend is Salt Spring, the weekend before last was Mt. Washington, and the weekend after next is Calgary. I think.
Above Wolf was racing in his "half-lid", as he cracked his full-face the weekend before. The photo below is the helmet he wore for a race in France. He now has a new helmet and only races with a full-face. I was surprised to see him with a half-lid, but he never goes without.
So, besides racing, he now designs longboards! Here's an ad by Landyachtz Longboard for the board he designed, the Wolf Shark, Landyachtz's first top-mount speedboard:
Last week I just got my own t-shirt of the matching graphic ... fun ... funny (maybe I can wear it gardening?). There is both a wolf and a shark howling at the moon above a flame-filled forest. Crazy, but the riders are liking it.
The other thing he did was break a world record for the longest stand-up slide: The record was 160 feet and he slid (verified) 162 ... after many attempts ... sliding on his padded knees didn't count. It had to be landed properly. Click here for the video.
Wolfgane starts grade twelve a month from now when the race season cools and the rains return. For now, I'll let him ride and race as he wants, within reason, but I think we are well beyond reason. And so far it's working out okay this way.