Friday, 5 November 2010

Ottawa, the city fun forgot...

I've never been overly enamoured with Ottawa and yes I've tried, after all I've lived here for 20 years.  Yes, it is pretty, it is scenic and it is full of outdoor parks and areas of recreation.  It is also full of boring, stuffy politics's and politician's  who bleed our system and generally only look out for their own welfare.

The thought of stopping my blog had crossed my mind while I took my bloggy sabbatical, but I just would miss all of you too much.  You have inspired me, certainly you have enlightened me with all you do and you have introduced me to sports which I would have never, ever known about.

Cyclo-cross for one.  Between Judi and Blue, they introduced me to a sport that looks like such a blast, I'd consider doing it.  This summer, while volunteering at the Canada Day Race I met a woman who is involved with Cyclo-cross here in the Ottawa area.  I had mentioned that if they ever needed volunteer's to let me know.  Well, I haven't heard from them, but ran across this today....no wonder I haven't heard from them yet...they have enough on their plate.



City pulls bike racing permits after park damaged


Yup, Ottawa, the city fun forgot....


Life's fun if you don't weaken


Lily




ps.  I'll try to touch base with them to volunteer, who knows, maybe even try it!



6 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

SAVE the grass! Damn those Canadians! Oh, sorry I got carried away........ha. I've enlightened you, bot we're in trouble....

Ewa said...

Your politicians are not wiser than our politicians? I am totally disillusioned.

Judi said...

that's too bad. harbin park brought in 200k ** in one day ** to a small community in cincinnati. lame lame lame.

Judi said...

funny you should mention this. gnome posted this on DC today.

http://drunkcyclist.com/2010/11/05/cyclocross-blues/

Groover said...

I'm glad you decided against pulling the plug on your blog ' cause we'd miss ya too much, too. :-)

Park damaged? Being precious about a lawn is so lame!

Grey Beard said...

These are trying times for bloggers. It's a more interesting read when your fellow sportsmen are brought into the picture, but difficult to imagine when they might be miffed by something unintended.

I have been sorely tempted to pull the plug on mine the last few months, but am starting to feel like one of the few survivors now, as so many have dropped away. I kind of like that distinction.

So, yes, happy you are still here. Always a pleasure.