Apologies for the long over due blog – much to catch up on... here's an index:
- Surprise!...Sneaky bastard.
- Sun, Sea,
- Cycling Etiquette
- Flags of Our Fathers in style
SURPRISE!... SNEAKY BASTARD
A month or so ago we had some spare time
to kill during which I intended to give my bike a much needed dose of WD40, towelling and chain oil.
Rene's 30th Birthday
Sunday of Cup weekend – nice time for a drive to the beach… especially in the coolest convertible around! What perfect weather. Here are some happy snaps!
Those Crazy Frisbeers - Tania, Geoff & Paul
Dancing Sophie & Anne
Geordie enjoying some very melted strawberry icecream.
(Alternatively you can refer to blog on 1 June 2006 re. morons in the swimming pool – this is somewhat similar, but not in the water.)
These days I am mostly riding the 4km to work in the morning, then the 4km home in the evening.
It’s on these short sojourns that I often get frustrated by riders who really have no idea or who are just damn inconsiderate. Case in point… a week ago, I was riding home. A gorgeously warm and sunny evening, when riding is almost like gliding and it’s only 15 minutes before I get home and relax for the evening.
Enter the slow rider with no idea. Following someone slow for a bit is tolerable, after all, one can always overtake if you are really in a rush, as was the case for many of the cyclists, including yours truly on the day. The problem was that this guy kept catching up at traffic lights and pushing his way to the front of the line of bikes!?? This happened at every traffic light. At one stage I think he had a queue of at least 10 frustrated cyclists behind him.
Drawing a picture of the whole situation, including spokes and pedalling detail was going to be too difficult! Instead, just for kicks, here’s a picture of my current bike. It looks like it's going really fast!
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS IN STYLE
3 course meal in Gold Class… not a bad way to spend a Wednesday evening… the movie was pretty good too.
Flags of our Fathers: 4/5
Cast: Ryan Phillippe (Cruel Intentions), Jesse Bradford (Bring it On), Paul Walker (Fast & the Furious)
In a Nutshell: Well told war story with a good balance of realism and emotion.
Brief Synopsis: Follows three men who were involved in the raising of the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.
Enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would… war movies are generally not my thing. Clint Eastwood does it again, bringing out the human emotion and experience in any story he chooses. The war scenes are stark and powerful, but all the time supported by the emotion and reminiscence of those who experienced it poignantly edited in. Personally I enjoyed this more than Million Dollar Baby, but I might be in the minority.