Do you think that Dave is crazy enough to try out the luge?

It been a long time since I've done this, but...

Tonight I finally got around to testing something that I picked up at a clearance sale earlier this week. In particular, I ended up at this place (although the tree blocks a large part of the space in the photo).

It's probably been a dozen or so years since I've tried this, but I managed to accomplish my goal of not falling on my ass in spite of a couple of hours spent on the ice. (That said, my stopping could use a little practice, and I also haven't yet gotten around to skating backwards).

Considering that I live less than a five minute drive from Canada Olympic Park, skiing or snowboarding may be the next winteresque sportish activity that I try out. (That said, it might be more fun to try out some other activities that are perhaps a little harder to find facilities for). It still sometimes amuses me that the next timed stop on my bus route from the university back home is a ski hill (even if a semi-artificial one). And, yes - on average that there are at least a few people headed to the place with their skis or snowboard at hand when I board the bus at the university. (I wonder if they'd even allow you to take skis or a snowboard on a Translink bus back in the Lower Mainland).

Who eats more vegetables?

More photos online...

I had a number of errands to do tonight, and one of them was to get my latest roll of film developed. They weren't going to get scanned and uploaded today, but someone at the photo lab must have screwed up because I found a picture CD (which I didn't pay for) included when I opened up the envelope containing the prints.

I added a few photos to the first gallery for 2006, and also some photos that I took when out for a walk. Beware that train photos are included - it's not actually a bad area for railfanning around here. Within a not too long walk, there are two rail bridges (both accessible via public trails on both sides of the river), as well as a number of overpasses. Most of the train photos I took were just to showcase the spot, as in a lot of them the lighting wasn't the best.

By the way, one of this evenings errands was to go and vote. If I can be bothered to find a local Elections Canada office, find the silly thing in the maze that Calgary's road system is, and figure out the mail-in ballot voting procedure, the least that you can do is get to the polls later this month and cast a ballot.

(P.S. In case you didn't guess, Shaw did drop by the townhouse today to do an install)


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