Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Riding's Here Again!

Thankfully, I did not have Yehuda's troubles today. (Click the image to see the full-size version at
Well, winter riding has arrived here in Saskatoon.  I still have to tweak my layering a bit, but things worked out pretty well this morning.  Long underwear, wool army surplus pants over jeans, a Roughrider shirt (of course), wool sweater, and a couple of fleece layers under a cycling shell jacket, winter boots, a balaclava a liner toque and my winter helmet (ie an older helmet with all the vents taped closed).

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Green Over Red

The Riders are Grey Cup bound for a rematch of last year's contest against the Montreal Allouettes. There are at least a million people who are damn near ecstatic about that.

However, some of the Stamps don't seem too happy about for some reason:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Paddle During the Dying Moments of Autumn

I got out for a paddle late last Sunday afternoon. It was a warm November day and was a day that marked the tail end of our late Indian Summer, a warm spell we had been enjoying for the previous week or so. I was able to take some advantage of the warm weather both Saturday & Sunday getting out for short paddles on the South Saskatchewan River on both days. On Saturday my wife & I launched kayaks borrowed from the Saskatoon Canoe Club and paddled through the southern portion of Saskatoon. On Sunday I went out alone, paddling through north-central Saskatoon. I was test-paddling a CD Sirocco loaned to me by Viki of Kingston Kayak Instruction. Back in June she recommended that I try out a kayak that fit me better than my wife's guillemot which I paddled during the lessons I was taking.