My friend Ted Box is building this 90 foot schooner as a seagoing classroom for educators and in programs for young people, such as Vineyard Voyagers, an Island nonprofit seafaring organization that is part of Sail MV. I couldn’t resist taking a ride on the keel of the boat before it got built up. Riding in unusual places is what makes the best of times on a bicycle. Ted is the kind of captain that would let us ride backwards circles on the deck of this boat once it’s done. I check in regularly to see the progress of this boat.