Takeaway

Preparation for The Derby.

Not without it’s harried, stress-inducing, up-til-the-wee-hours last minute tweaks and nail-biting.

Something about brainstorming with pencil and paper, though…

From Drawing Board

conceiving a design,

thinking through how to maximize aerodynamics,

reducing friction,

collaborating,

sharing responsibilities,

teaching and learning the importance of planning and safety precautions…

it all makes the sleep deprivation and anxiety leading up to race day worthwhile.

The takeaway: witnessing the fruits of our labor and beaming with pride from having seen a project from beginning to end.

I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t matter whether you win or lose…

...To Winners' Circle!

…it sure feels bloody damn good winning 3 of 4 heats and bringing home some bling.
Addendum: As with most father/child experiences, pretty sure the one more thrilled, pumping his fist, hooting, hollering, and generally feeling good about himself was the less vertically challenged member of Team Landspeeder.

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