Ozzie Ausband

triple bubble revisited

Skies like lead. Cold. I arrived at Ridiculous around 6:00 am and there was snow in the grass and on the roof. It seems as though I missed a winter flurry of sorts. Rain at Bucky’s, snow at Ridiculous… go figure. There was about two feet of water in the pool and I could see my breath in the air. The cold bit at my lungs. I thought of my pool pal from Canada- Kevin Cann. He was in town and was coming out to ride pools later today. Canada is a bit colder than Ridiculous… why complain? I eased the pump into the pool and started draining. Richard, Bill Rennie, Kevin and Al Brunelle showed up a bit later. Kevin is always worried about me. I think I always seem half-starved because he buys me food quite often. Today was no different. He arrived burdened with big bags of groceries. You gotta love your friends! We quickly were busy draining a few local favorites. I thought I would call my pal Auggie who owns the Triple Bubble. I wanted to give my pals a treat while they were here. Auggie agreed to let us ride, so we drove over and drained it.

There were leaves blocking the pump filter so Kevin took off his socks and shoes and got into the pit… he took a bath. We ended the day with a great session. I try to take care of those that take care of me. Auggie is a cool guy and I always keep my word with him. I have rebuilt a bridge with him for our crew. It has allowed us to have a great ‘permission’ pool when friends or special guests are around.

Life is good. Pool pals, tasty food, backyard plaster and a good session always helps make for a great day! Thanks to Auggie, Richard, Al, Bill and Kevin for the wonderful big day out. Skate- Ozzie