52 Weeks 2011

43-52-2011: Too close for comfort

October 24th, 2011|52 Weeks 2011|

As this US Coast Guard helicopter circled around we took some shots of it. As it came close overhead (this is as close as it appears, probably no more htan about 30 feet overhead) I started to wonder what the downdraft would feel like. A split second later I was almost thrown to the ground! [...]

41-52-2011 – Fall Flowers

October 15th, 2011|52 Weeks 2011|

Catching up from the past couple of weeks - this is from week 41, Oct 12th to be exact. The garden is putting forth its last efforts as the colder weather settles in. This tiny toad lily (diameter about that of a nickel) is a fixture in my fall flower lineup, but it's close to [...]

40-52-2011: Blurred Vision

October 8th, 2011|52 Weeks 2011|

It's been a crazy busy week and I hurt in places I didn't know I could hurt. Who knew your hands could hurt badly enough that picking up a coffee cup could be difficult. I spent three days this week working in two different programs. One day was spent collecting pink salmon out of Centennial [...]

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39-52-2011 – The Spirit of Giving

October 2nd, 2011|52 Weeks 2011|

October 2nd was the 33rd Annual Toy Run for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. We joined in with a couple of thousand other riders and rode for the cause. We provided a donation of cash instead of a toy, sometimes a good cash donation goes farther because it can be leveraged. But this guy...now he [...]

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38-52-2011: Pursuit

September 24th, 2011|52 Weeks 2011|

Today is Kirk's birthday, asked him what he wanted to do since it was his day. The answer was go for a ride and stop by the track since it's going to pour tomorrow and it's the last race weekend of the season. We rode out and were trying to decide where to park the [...]

36-52-2011: 10,000 km!

September 2nd, 2011|52 Weeks 2011|

Such a fabulous day today. I had another flex day and have decided that instead of putting a crimp in my riding, my new full time job has actually improved the quality of my rides since I now get an entire day to myself, to do nothing but ride in solitude assuming the weather cooperates. [...]

34-52-2011: What’r’u’lookin’at?

August 22nd, 2011|52 Weeks 2011|

Had to stop at a field just outside Harrison to take a few shots of these wonderful cattle. I don't know why, but I love cows. They are big, rather dumb, and terribly curious. I used to love wandering around my granparents' farm and just sitting down in the field. Eventually the cows would approach [...]