Yes. You and I. Those that understand that our Forefathers - Jake, Christian, Tony (bony Cock - aka The Robot; Alva......so many others...Craig Kelly)........these folks - paved the way for our lives. We have an inherent need to HONOR their lives and their effort by carrying forth their lives in word and deed. We watched 'Rising Son' the Hosoi documentary last nite. Quinn and I watched a bunch of 'Let It Ride' the Craig Kelly documentary...I would be lying to say I wasn't moved and motivated. You see - that first shot is me on a golf course in Michigan in 1981 - with some 'bindings' that my brother and I made so we could jump higher and farther. This effort led to Telluride in the mid- 80's and a love affair with snowboarding that I will be passing to my son in the short term. And I will do so proudly. If you look in the background of that 2nd shot - the bench on my bowl is made of a 'Mystery Air' - which is Craig Kelly's forst board with Burton - but they couldn't out his name on it....due to contract shit with Tom Sims...so....there it is - my first board...now proudly residing over the MWB. Finally....a self portrait from today. 16 degrees...snow squalls....why bother...but I had business with the bowl after a great session at Eldo...our CHURCH for folks like CK and others. These people...their ideas - there VISION - run through me on a daily basis and if I don't do them justice...I feel shitty...I feel like I dropped the torch that they lit...and oh laws yes.....carrying that torch is a hella lot easier than lighting it. Thanks gents....we will move forward and try to honor you as we move through life...and carry that light and that spark forward.