[This is part of the series: A List of Things I Remember About Living In Saudi Arabia.]
I remember something else I did when we lived on the Al Gaim Compound in Taif, Saudi Arabia.
Something else I did as a Boy Scout.
We had a fundraiser. A Bike-a-thon.
It was one of those where you asked people to donate so many dollars (Saudi Riyals, really) for every lap you rode on your bike.
We were raising money for a trip, if I recall. I rode the most they would let us ride in the allotted time, 40 laps.
We started between the Rec Center and Commissary parking lot, went left behind the Commissary, left on First Street by the front gate, left again in front of the Theater, and left again passing the Rec Center where we started on our right.
I remember delicately putting weight on legs of jelly when I got off my bike.
I do not think it was much more difficult for the first few that stood atop Mt. Everest.
I was so pleased with myself.
Of course, we looked exactly like the picture above.
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