My father sent this to me today. Saying it could have been me.

From Adventures

He wasn’t far off. I learned early that overspeed on a skateboard hurts. Speed wobble leads to falling down and bleeding.

However, at about the age of 12 I went down Nike Hill in Bothell on a pair of borrowed ski’s. Looks pretty similar to this hill, just no water at the end. I’d never skied before, so had no clue as to plowing, turning, or slowing down. I pointed the ski’s straight down the hill and puckered up. It was definitely exhilarating.Made it all the way down without falling, somehow.