Summit Up 8-12-12: Where we consider the best way to scoot around the county |

Summit Up 8-12-12: Where we consider the best way to scoot around the county

Summit Up
Special to the Daily

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s seeing a striking resemblance between giraffes and 22-year-old dudes. We just can’t help but notice the tall, goofy awkward movements that they both make and those weird tufts of hair, kids these days! Sheesh! Some even have dread locks, who knew the girls still liked stuff like that!?!? There’s something silly about the mouths of young kids these days, we think they look just like the protruding lips of a giraffe picking a leaf right off a tree!

We’re also blown away by the way young dudes get around these days (totally unrelated to giraffe travel). Seems that the best way getting around a mountain town is to “scoot it.” What’s that you ask? The act of scooting requires some two-wheeled vehicle. We personally prefer the color yellow. Did you know that a Honda Elite Mo-ped has only a one gallon tank? Did you know that on that single gallon of premium gasoline (see we can afford to buy the expensive stuff in this case), you can “scoot around” forever! We over here at the Brain Factory tested this: A Honda Elite gets 100+ miles per gallon! Kids these days may look weird, but they sure are economical!

Thank the lordie we had responsible young men like Bill Linfield back in the 1970s.

Flash Back Alert! Flash Back Alert! Bill got hitched on this day in 1978 and is celebrating his 34th anniversary with his beautiful wife, Sherry! We say Hot Dam Linfield, lookin’ good!

Their history reads thusly:

The dapper couple pictured (much more respectable than our giraffe youth) first met playing basketball in the old Silverthorne Elementary School gym way back in 1976, they instantly fell in love and married two years later. Best friends from day one, Bill and Sherry raised their son and daughter here in Summit County and still enjoy time on the trails above timberline and just being together!

Congratulations to the happy couple! Missing those good ol’ college hay days and the color of Bill Linfield’s hair color back in 1978.


Changing gears, the second annual “Battle of the Geeks” softball game is this afternoon at the softball field in Dillon. The game pits Lake Dillon Theatre Company (theater nerds) against Keystone Science School (science geeks) in a battle for Summit County geek supremacy. Action kicks off at 5 p.m. Head out and enjoy the high-flying athletic prowess that is so often overlooked in actors and scientists.

Enjoy your Sunday.

We Out.

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