We talk a lot of basketball here at Blazersedge, but what other sports do you enjoy on weekends? What kind of sports junk do you have kicking around the house and garage?
Here in Brentwood, California, which is on the Sacramento River Delta, it seems like half the folks own a boat. I'm not sure how many actually get into the water, because I see them being towed around town a lot. That's probably what I would do if I had a boat, because it's easier than actually putting the boat into the water and you look pretty cool pulling a boat.
Golf is also a popular pastime here. There are a lot of golf courses in this town of 50,000. I don't play anymore, but when I lived in Portland I always enjoyed playing at Hoyt Park, next to OMSI, because I had a good short game but couldn't drive the ball to save my life. When I had to use a wood, the worms ran screaming for their life. Is Hoyt Park still there? For that matter, is OMSI still there? Off Sunset Highway?
Brentwood is a Bronze-level bike-friendly community, which is nice, but it's not a large town like Portland, so after a couple of weekends you've biked everywhere there is to bike. I've been biking lately with some co-workers after work on trails in Walnut Creek, Concord, Benicia, and Moraga. I love biking! For me, the best part is when I first hop on my bike, that feeling of smooth forward motion with little effort is intoxicating.
Tennis, basketball, and racquetball were my three favorite sports for years, but I seldom play them anymore. My daughters are both on the tennis team, which makes me happy in a goofy-dad sort of way. Those sports taught me something sad about myself: hard work, love of a sport, and practice are not enough to rise to the top in that sport. You need athleticism, else Steve Blake, not Brandon Roy, would rule Portland.
Oh yeah, this is my inagural junk drawer. I guess it had to happen sometime. I was going to post it yesterday, but just before I posted it I refreshed BE and Tinfoil's JD was there. Just as well, because we had to leave to spend the day in San Francisco and see "Wicked," so I would not have been able to read your responses until late last night.
Last but not least, no JD is complete without a poll: