Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tank Bike IV

The new bike. I got it on Thursday. Thanks for picking it up Robert! Last night Wolff left me a twig of Curly Willow. I don't really know what to do with it. It is now shedding leaves in the kitchen. Thanks Wolffy!
Today is the last CHAMP CAR race ever. Kind of sad to see it go. There is no longer any worth while major league open wheel racing in the USA. Thanks Tony George, you DICK! I think he should be added to the Dickipedia Web page: . What do you think? Ten laps into the race time to start watching for real.

Snow Day Again!

So on Saturday it snowed! I was at Claudia's watching the Habs go down in another loss to the Bruins. Argh. So Anyway it snowed for a good 15 minutes. Weird. Looking out the back door above and along the back patio below.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

April 19th 1775

Today marks the Anniversary of the start of the war of revolution against England by what would become the United States of America.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sunday Morning Rides

Nothing like an early Sunday ride. I just rode around my neighborhood for a couple of hours. Bombing the alleys and side roads I have noticed during my commute. I was going east on Salmon from 30th and I am aiming for the alley on 32nd. I go way to the left, almost to the cars parked on that side of the road, and lay the bike over while still pedaling and roll into the alley. I hear behind me, "Holy Shit" from a guy following about a block behind. Looking back it probably looked like I was going to run into the house!

I am thinking about an alley run pre-Swine practice ride. A casual couple of hours, a few stops, all in inner SE. Any takers?


Friday, April 4, 2008

1801 days since "Mission Accomplished"

264 pages, 4,009 names of troops killed in Iraq war.
ABC News reports:
The Senate took a quick break from the Foreclosure Prevention Act Thursday,to vote on a resolution honoring members of the military killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The resolution, which is assumed to get unanimous support and was offered by Sen. Teddy Kennedy, (D-Mass.), is simple enough, reading: “The Senate honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have lost their lives in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and honors their families and loved ones.”
The idea may be simple, yet the text of the resolution goes on for 264 pages; that is how much paper it takes to list the 4,009 names of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines killed in Iraq and 487 names of American servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan.

4-4-08 40 years ago today.

MLK was killed forty years ago today. Remember.
In the words of Robert Kennedy...