Monday, March 28, 2011
Only cool thing with the 17.8 inches of snow we got.....this cool picture of the wiper on my work car.....looks bent as it is stopped in motion!
Otherwise we start another busy stretch with dance and basketball, Kennedy is on a bum wheel right now, sprained her ankle in basketball Sunday night and is limping on a somewhat swollen ankle. Lots of ice and rest for her this week to get her ready to play this weekend in their first tourney.
Got 1 ride in this weekend with Borst, cold and miserable, meeting at the Camp to discuss trails for the future......and then the GB women made it to the sweet 16 where they ran into the monster in the middle.....good season!
Off to work.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
With all of the devastation in Japan of late, it got me thinking about our time we spent over there and what I remember about the trip.....the biggest thing that sticks in my head is how great the people were! So warm and welcoming at every point in the trip, doing whatever they could to make our stay as perfect as it could possibly be.
Apparently Kanonji felt the quake at around a 1.0, not to much considering the north part if the country. I can also think back to the land and terrain and imagine that if something like the tsunami were to hit the Kanonji area......it would wipe out the little town as well as Ibuki Island, another place we visited. The only savior for the poeple would be on the edge of town about a mile from the coast are the small mountain/big hills that people could have gotten away and made it pretty easy to, and there are several roadways leading up to the hills.
Regardless, tough for the entire country to watch and now to see the radiation issues.....tough one to deal with for sure.
Of course I have to tie cycling into the post and the trip we took! We ended up being housed at the local Keirin track, they had a big dormitory and offered the lodging, food, showers, and really everything our big group needed. So I was pleasantly surprised to wake up the 1st morning there and see this, did go out and chat with the guys and hangout.....good fun! This is bigtime over there....everyone crowds in and bets lots and lots of yen....legally of course, the city owns the track and the rights to the sport.
Alright, time to work, have a good day!
Happy Birthday to my Ellie....the big 9 today!