Absolutely inspiring – after practicing law for decades, in Life 2.0, “it’s time to do something else.” This something else involves healthy body and mind, and interaction with people.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Dick Schulze, 76, didn’t take up snowboarding until his early 50s. Since then, he has competed in amateur and professional events around the world, including the 2006 Olympic qualifiers, in which he competed against Shaun White.
…Up he goes, toward the blue sky, scaling the bank of snow before a hop and quick pivot sends him sailing back down again. Down he glides, across the slope like a knife smoothing butter on toast, before pinwheeling through a series of small turns…Dick Schulze…at age 76 defies both age and gravity. He is the country’s oldest competitive snowboarder, a relative late bloomer who didn’t take up the sport until his 50s and plans, despite a titanium knee and a fall that crumpled his helmet and blacked him out, to keep going until he hits at least 100.
Because the combination of speed and agility — the sensation of skimming through a giant bowl of whipped cream, of hurtling forward like the brakes have gone out, of moving with the fluid ease of quicksilver — thrills him in ways he can’t describe. Unlike when he navigates a field of moguls…or flies down a black diamond run…Schulze struggles to explain his passion and obsession. “There’s something very sensual about the way a snowboard moves,” he finally said after grasping for the words. “That’s about the only answer I can really give.”