I was going to post this in the two wheeling thread, but it deserves to be seen outside that niche.
In the mail today, I had a very nice card from @whispered secret AKA Ann Jones. Some of you know and some of you don't know that her father was a big time motorcycle rider in the early days of the sport.
He competed in trials and races and Ann's posted quite a few photos and anecdotes about that in the two wheeling thread. Worth looking at even if just from a historical viewpoint. These were the days of rigid bikes that could punish a rider over some miles.
Well, inside the card was one of her father's motorcycling medals, from the six days trial in (if my failing eyesight didn't betray me) 1937. Here's a newsreel about that year's trial.
I am honored and humbled beyond expressing it. Your father's medal, Ann? I'm hardly worthy, but I will wear it in tribute and ride my comfortable cruiser with the easy-glide suspension and pretend that I'm half the badass your father was.
Thank you. It's really something.