It may be a few years before I can get back into it. I really don't have any good place to train around here. I have 40 acreas but no water. I want to develope water, I even bought a backhoe. But the ground is difficult to work with and I have buried the backhoe once just doing some clean up work. So I am not sure what I am going to do yet. Next year I will be Judging the Fall NDRC Open but that is about it. Plus I need a good dog. And that alone takes a few years to develope.
And on top of all of this, my back is ruined. 2 herniated discs which cause me many problems. Some days are okay, other days I can hardly walk.
But I do miss the FTs and Training allot. Wish I had good training water close to home.
I know that Brick got 1st, Hillman got 2nd, not sure of 3rd, I got a 4th with Diamond. Hey, I also finished that 112 open with China and got a jam. That was really steep competition with all those pros. I was the only amatuer that finished without a handle.
Just got home. Boy that was a long trip. Ran MN Iron Range. Got to the last series with China in the open and am. Had to handle though. Diamond was called in on the 2nd series. They through an out of order double and the short bird sat down in weeds and retired. Hows that for a second series derby?