Ozzie Ausband

East pals.

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I am from Pennsylvania. I consider myself an East coast rider. However, I moved here a long time back & have been in California- permanently- since 97’. My best pal– Jim Howell –comes to visit & ride pools every so often, but not enough, I might add. I have met many great East coast riders & periodically a few show up out here to sample the backyard Blue Havens that abound here in Southern California. There is no place like it in the entire world. When my pals visit & we go out to ride pools, we are certainly in a small minority that particular day. Sometimes, we will ride 6 or 7 pools in one day. We know that of the billions of people on this planet of ours, we might have been the only ones riding 6-7 empty swimming pools that day. We feel special…because we are special. Millions golf, play ball, & do other things, because those ‘things’ are everywhere! Backyard pools are not. Viktor Frankl wrote that he believed mans higher purpose wasn’t merely the pursuit of pleasure, but to give meaning to ones life. Find something that gives your life meaning & share it with others. I find, drain & skate pools with my friends. Its what I love & it gives my life meaning. I think that the great Viennese psychologist meant something a bit more….altruistic, when he said, “meaning.” However, I am sharing my pools with others & cleaning up the neighborhoods! I also get the raddest feeling, when I see someone do something new for the first time in a pool. Its why we do what we do. Here are two pool pals from the East. Geoff Graham & Bulldog. My pools are their pools. Skate & be cool- Ozzie