Saturday, April 21, 2007

Saturday Night

After driving around for a while, listening to the cbc and savouring the first feeling of relaxation I've had for a while, I decided to stop for dinner. I picked a tiny little Japanese restaurant on the mainstreet. As I sat at the counter deciding what to order, an older Japanese man emerged from the kitchen weilding a banjo. He was singing 'you are my sunshine' while vigorously strumming his instrument, which was out of key, even to my untrained ear. A woman hurried behind, carrying a small plate that had a sparkler on it. Apparently someone was celebrating their birthday here tonight. I'm not sure this was a traditional Japanese birthday celebration, but it sure was funny to watch. There's nothing like a good laugh to settle your mind.

3 Comments:

Blogger Poyote said...

After todays race I have come to the conclusion that you will do fine in the TransRockies. Not to blow your horn or anything, but you have improved quite a bit from what I remember last year.
I know everyone has an opinion, this is my opinion and take it as you may. But good on ya, and keep up the good work.

April 22, 2007 at 7:48:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Mical said...

Yeah, great ride, but I really would have like to see the bee outfit riding around, would have been nice and warm for the morning.

April 22, 2007 at 10:30:00 PM MDT  
Blogger tori said...

Poyote - Thanks for the kind words. It means a lot - really! It was great to ride with you for part of the race. I think we should do some training rides together; I got the impression we could challenge each other. Let me know if you're interested.

Mical - About a month ago, I considered doing a race as the bee...but by the time the date rolled around and my mind was playing games with me, I decided I did not want to draw attention to myself. But, with that out of the way, perhaps next time. I wonder if there are any restrictions on the length of wings riders can wear on the course? I will check the UCI handbook.

April 24, 2007 at 5:42:00 PM MDT  

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