Off Piste. Handbags in Hand.
Ex-Ski Racers are always searching for the next high.
At 20 I took that literally. At 25 New York with 300 bucks and a hunch was fun. 30’s delivered 4 kids under 5, a sustainable but sobering high. At 40 kiteboarding was on the cards. A sport like skiing that instantly melts away the tautness of life. A primal soul reset.
As 45, rears its odd number, a new high has presented itself.
Speed and adrenaline aside, this opportunity will challenge the brain. As a child of a parent with cognitive decline, I’m more and more conscious of brain health and maintenance.
Just as I was about to take up Suduko, I heard about the REBELLE RALLY.
The first women’s off-road navigation rally in the United States.
NO DEVICES ALLOWED. RACING OFF-ROAD WITH A MAP AND A COMPASS FOR DAYS.
I told my friend Frances, a fellow Kiwi who has a knack for solving unsolvable problems. She’s not afraid to get amongst it, and even better, she's keen.
Next minute, we're a team. (Name TBD)
Between now and October we'll learn how to navigate and drive a 4x4 vehicle beyond the supermarket carpark.
I couldn’t use a compass and/or map to find my way to the kitchen, let alone across the Nevada Desert. (Is that how you spell desert?) Frank have you figured out what triangulation is?
But like all ex-ski racers who stumble across the next high, the question is how high versus why.
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