Dear friends and fellow unicyclists:
Your kind words and well-wishes are very much appreciated. This community
has become an extended family to us, and we are honored to be a part of
you. Thank you welcoming us. Our boys had a fabulous time at the
convention, and we’re all deeply grateful to our fine Canadian hosts. It
was a first class event!
Amy said I should have won a medal for the most spectacular fall of the
convention. Fortunately it happened during my last race of the track and
field events; unfortunately my relay team was disqualified because of it.
The emergency room doctor in Toronto called it a shoulder separation,
prescribed a sling, and said it would require 4 weeks to heal. My local
At week 5 I’m starting a year of training. I want to finish at least one
race ahead of my two close friends who beat me to the finish line in
Toronto: Dirk Iwema and David Ramos. When you’re on the line, about to
race, there’s an understood comaraderie and mutual respect for each other.
To ease the tension, someone quipps “On my last race I came within 9
seconds of beating John Foss’s world record.” There’s nervous laughter,
then mounting and holding the starting gate poles, leaning and hopping to
spin the wheel, getting the pedals in position for a fast start. Before
the starting pistol is fired, the participants will shake hands and
genuinely wish each other success. Win or lose, it is a privilege to race
among these people. I’ll be back!
Thank you also for supporting our small enterprise. Our goal is to serve
you well and to be good stewards of the funds that are entrusted to us.
We ask for divine guidance every day. Next week we’re moving to a new
3,200 square foot warehouse of our own that will combine all our
operations under one roof. This will enable us to stock more inventory,
more models and parts, and ship products more timely. Please be patient
with us during the coming week. We’ve hired a moving company to help us
‘shoulder’ the load
Again, thanks for your thoughtful notes. Please join us for a ride when
you’re in the Atlanta area.
Warmest regards, John, Amy, Casey, Zach and Sawyer Drummond
“David Stone” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hey, all. If you didn’t know, John Drummond (Mr Unicycle.com) hurt his
> shoulder badly on Friday at the NUC.
> I am sure many of us would love to send our well wishes, and so I am
> starting this e-card. Just add your name and a quick word, maybe. Here
> is mine:
> John, it was great meeting your wonderful family. You are just as
> nice in person as on the phone. Good luck with your recovery. Love,
> David Stone