Longtime Big Bear resident and outdoor enthusiast George Crezee is celebrating his 59th birthday with an afternoon of kart racing at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside this hour [3pm]—though this is just event #10 in his day of fifteen activities. Since waking in the 4am hour for a healthy breakfast, Crezee has already taken a mountain bike ride, skate-skiied at Snow Summit, snowshoed, taken some runs on the slopes (on both alpine and Telemark skis), rock climbed, ridden motorcross and supermotorcross. In hour 12 of his birthday celebration, Crezee is scheduled to water ski, then bodysurf in Newport Beach, play a game of volleyball, do some inline skating, then kayak in Newport Harbor before celebrating his 59 years. So, why all the exertion in the mountains, lakes and beaches for his birthday? Crezee says his mission is to encourage others to get off the couch and get active. In Crezee’s words, “I can wait another day, but I’ll be another day older. So, why wait? There are no excuses. Do something, and get outside!” For more information on the birthday boy’s big day, you can visit Crezee’s inspirational stories blog at CrezeeDoSomething.blogspot.com.
Update: Well, as it turns out, Crezee did have to wait another day–due to the strong winds–but today (April 16), he is taking on the 15 activities. In this hour [10am] he is rock climbing in Big Bear Lake. Go, George!