Saturday, February 10, 2007

walked a mile!






yep, that's right, i finally walked a mile, 3 laps around the nau skydome. worked me pretty good! i've been building up to it for a while and it felt pretty good. people were super supportive. the dome was actually closing, but the manager of the dome who recognises me from mtn biking let us in and gave me his card and told us to call him anytime and he would help us get in. alot of the folks walking there know me now and cheer me on. i met a wheelchair guy one day and right off the bat he gets all fired up on me and asks if i'm a spinal cord injury. i tell him yes, and he peppers me with all the typical 1st questions cord injuries ask: can you shit and piss on your own? how's your sensation? what's your injury level? man, you can walk! i'm jealous! pretty funny stuff, i a sick sorta way.{to me, at least.} so, any way, here's some pics. my cousin juanita in washington state sent me this sweet garro farms hat from the family farm, and my bro-in-law joe sent me these "swedish pimple" lures. what's a swedish pimple? here's some close-ups of scott m's 29er on the trail, some frame miters, and sally dog with a sweet prize she brought back from the woods on her own. boy, she was bummed when that got took away! she's still looking for it! steve.

8 comments:

devin said...

Good job man , before you know it it will be two miles.. I have been getting good feedback from people linking to your site..keep up the good work...

Sean said...

Congrats, that's a big milestone. I'm always looking forward to what you've got going, keep up the good work.

wolfy said...

Looks like a sweedish pimple is whatever you want it to be.

Sweet mile bro!

-M

stableatspeed said...

Awesome Steve! I'm stoked you made it a mile. I would have been one of those folks cheering in the Skydome.

Hey, I got a sexy new Coconino last night! Complete with matching Vulture fork. Wanted to say a big thanks for hooking Mark up with the mongolia bike, creating such a beautiful and functional piece of art, and getting her all painted up pretty like. Pics are posted on Mark's gallery in the "staging area" folder.

dRjON said...

top stuff!

just leaving from santa cruz after holiday and a chat with mf made us think of you...and i am super cheered now!

hugs

mimbres man said...

Steve!
Congratulations on doing the mile!

Aki said...

The first one mile for these hundred miles. Steve, you make me happy s-mile all the time, so keep on!

-Aki

Stephen Barnes said...

Best word in the English language is "smiles", because there is a "mile" between the s's!!!!! Congrats on that first mile and many smiles to follow!! You rock Steve!!
Keep smiling bud,
Stephen