Wednesday, 22 December 2010

On how I am glad I am not biking to Newfoundland right now

I came across an article on the CBC news website about how a storm is disrupting ferry traffic between North Sydney and Port-aux-Basques. It made me remember my crossing, and made me reflect on how delightfully uneventful it was!
The article also featured this picture, which brought back memories. If my memory is correct, I stayed in the Radio Station Inn B&B which I believe is the house nearest the center of the picture, just to the left of the bright headlights.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

On when my transportation lifestyle works

In a previous post, I noted that I sometimes regret not owning a car. However, today I had the pleasure of not only feeling smug about it, but also getting an advantage from it. I am a member of a car-sharing organization. As I had a few things to get at Ikea, I used one of their cars to get to the store this morning. I parked close to the exit, and walked over to it. As I did so, I saw that there was a few spots that were reserved for "green" cars as close as can be to the exit of the building. That is to say hybrid, electric or "shared" cars had priority parking. In fact, "my" car-sharing organization was specifically mentioned on one of the signs. Just to take advantage of this, I went back to the car and parked in the reserved spot. Not that it made a huge difference!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

On the end of another biking year

Well, it seems that last Friday was the last day of biking for me for 2010. Not a bad year all told. Highlights included a second major bike tour in Europe and Floria die Fleddermoose making it through her first year with only one major hitch, and that was hardly her fault.

It has been snowing every day since Saturday, with 24+ centimeters hitting the ground on Monday rather unexpectedly. The "B" in BMW continues to be problematic (see previous entry). I am already missing the freedom of the bike.
This is how high the snow was at my back door on Monday

I will have to watch myself these next few weeks with regards to diet and exercise if I don't want my paunch to expand further. While overall I am fit, I think I have a bit too much abdominal fat as it is.