:: Saturday, July 16, 2005 ::
life: Took a three day weekend this week. Went down to Toronto and saw a concert at Ontario Place. The headliner K-os, was OK, but the warm up guy John Legend was really good. Can't say I would be the kind of guy to run out and buy hip-hop CDs, but Legend was more bluesy. And he had some real energy too. Only problem was having a total spaz sitting or standing beside me. Screaming, yelling, and having what looked like a seizure while doing Elain from Seinfeld dancing. God he was annoying. A quick jab in the ribs would have been good. I was surprised how many people were smoking pot too. Three folks in the row right in front of us had at least three or four joints quite openly and not furtivly trying to hide them. And parking? Try 17 bucks to park! Nuts.
It was a hazy day. The Sheraton Four Points on the Lakeshore just by the Humber River was quite nice and had a balcony and a view of the lake. Had it been a nicer day the view would have been awesome as opposed to quite cool. Had some ideas of what to shoot around the area too including the giant proof of concept power windmill by the CNE. Funny thing. You close the door to the balcony and it locks behind you and you are trapped on outside. Thank goodness for cell phones! Had to swallow the pride and be the dumb ass who had to call to the front desk and get someone to come and let us back in. heheh. What can you do...
The Beaches were good, and the Metro Toronto Zoo was a good solid visit. While the tigers didn't cooperate - as with most other animals due to the 34C heat +humidity - I got some good shots of various animals including giraffes, and some of the other tigers. Brutal rain on the way back, and a scarcity of Tim Horton's in T Dot, but all in all a good weekend. Pics will be up over on Flickr the next day or two or so.
And with today being a special day of sorts which I am not going to really explain, I decided to commemorate it by going for a quick ride. I decided to tackle the Harris Park hill for each of 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and this year. Ten calendar years in all. Ten climbs. Just up, down, turn around and repeat. Then I went right into a hard fast ride on the bike path West from the round tunnel to the merry-go-round at Storybook Gardens - about 9m40s and a fair bit of it on the big ring. Most of the time over 30kph since there was hardly anyone on the path. Went slower on the way back. heheh. It was a hard ride in the humidity. But hey. This time, it was not about the bike...
:: Mike Wood 21:40 [+] ::
Interesting. 10 long years. A long and winding road. If not about the bike, then what was it all about it? Perhaps you might one day many years from now, make another similar blog entry, logging how you rode 50 hills (or hopefully more). Perhaps one should give credit where credit is due... for knowing you better than you may have thought.
50 years 50 hills might not be doable at this point. And I was referencing meeting someone back then, who, while we are no longer together, changed my life. The hill's i see now ironically bearing silent commentary to the ups and downs in our relationship and marriage perhaps.