One last pickup game

Today was officially “Shoeless Day” at the biweekly Boulder ultimate pickup game. Since it’s my last day playing ultimate in Colorado, several people in the group suggested we have a game where everyone went shoeless. As it turned out, only three or four actually did, but it was still fun to see the group one last time. We had a huge crowd today:

Left to right, top to bottom: Garston, Del, Angus, Dave, Brian, Mike, Tim, some new guy visiting from Wisconsin, another new guy, James, Ken, Sam, Killian, Eric, Nate, Mike, Kevin, Cliff; Rick, Ciarlo, Trevor, Geoff, Tim, Chase, Manoj, Khoi, Eli, Jim, Puneet, Toucan, V.B., John, Jerry; Chan, Gavin, me (hot orange), Chrissy, Malcolm, Larry, Dave, Alec; Zach, Chris.

I think it helped that it was perfect fall weather: one of those beautiful days when it’s great to be running around outdoors. It was fun (and hard) to say goodbye to so many friends, some of whom I’ve known for almost two decades. I hope to organize a pickup group in Montana, but I know it won’t be the same. Boulder ultimate will always have a special place in my heart.