Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thunderbird Watercolor

Thanks to PSYKO for this excellent rendition of the Thunderbird.  He actually completed three drawings. One is in my office at work, Kieran hijacked one for his bedroom and the fate of the third is to be determined.

PSYKO's other work can be viewed here:

Some very cool stuff and my thanks again to Steph for his work.  Merci beaucoup!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Dallas to Calgary

Another milestone on June 30th when the odometer on the Fuji bike passed 2,000 miles.   That is the equivalent of Dallas, TX to Calgary, Alberta.  That would be a fun ride: straight north up through the heartland of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, across the Canadian border and west through Saskatchewan and finally into Calgary.  Nice and flat, just the way I like it.

Ironically that is similar to the route of the proposed XL Pipeline, if numb nuts in the White House would ever get around to approving it.  He has better things to do, like eavesdrop on everyday Joe Civilian.  Let's not politicize this otherwise major milestone: 2,000 miles in about 9 months of weekend pedal-pushing. 

Of course, let's keep things in perspective, the Tour de France covers the same distance in three weeks.   But whereas they use ahem, enhancements, while this Tour de Geriatric has nothing more than water and a granola bar as fuel.  Hope to have the next 1000 done by Oct.