Friday, March 28, 2008

March: In like a Lion Out Like a Lion?

Okay, so a big storms ushered in March and frankly have been a mainstay this winter in Nova Scotia and Canada. But now it is officially Spring, it is March 28. And it is snowing outside. And we are expecting over 10 cm of snow here, maybe as much as 20 cm and possibly with some rain.

Sure I know that everyone complains about the bad weather. But my real complaint is that when the weather gets like this, I can't bike to work. I don't mind getting wet, I don't mind getting dirty, but Halifax has no real access to safe bike routes in this city. That means when the weather is really bad, I have to contend with bad drivers in poorly maintained cars without snow tires, all sliding right at me. I have riden a few times in some snow this winter. It isn't that bad, just slow. But I can't be sure that some cars won't slide into me and kill me during those times.

So bring on the weather, but please Halifax, bring on a way for safe cycling to occur during those times.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ian added a Link

So I added a link to my links section. Sure I haven't posted much lately, but that sure is something. Let Levi Ride is a campaign to get Levi Leipheimer back into the Tour de France. this is a podium finisher from last year and now since he joined a team that had a rider test positive for drugs, he and the team are banned. He wasn't even on the team last year and all members that were involved in the drugs were dropped. Even the coach is new. I like the Tour, I like Levi as a rider, and I hope he can maybe somehow get back in. The link has all the info and a petition as well. If you ride, it is at least worth a read.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Ian Went to a Movie

Wow it sure has been awhile since I went to see a movie at the theatre. But my dad was dying to see No Country for Old Men. I suppose the Oscar buzz caught his attention. This was one of those movies that everyone knew about except for me. I somehow missed this movie completely. That was kind of cool in a way. I went in fresh as can be. And I must say that I really liked it. It reminded me of the time I went to see Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven. I mean they aren't the same movie or similar in plot, but they were similar in atmosphere. And I thought that was great. Now this is a very violent movie and quite graphic, so I would avoid it if you hate the sight of blood. But if you can stand that and want to see how a truly interesting movie is put together then I suggest you head out and see this one. It really shows the world is not black and white.