Monday, September 21, 2009

Old Montreal

view from Mont Real

the Underground City

who's got the Garmin?

Vieux Montreal

Place Jacques-Cartier

montreal 2

Sunday, September 13, 2009

NYC Century Bike Tour

Various routes of up to 100 miles (160 km) around the five boroughs of NYC. We did 85 miles (135 km).

1. at the start: Central Park, 7.30 am

2. Brooklyn Bridge

3. velodrome at Kissena Park, Queens

4. Hell Gate bridge at Astoria

5. refuelling at Astoria

Thursday, September 10, 2009

US Open tennis: like Coney Island & Puerto Rican day parade, never again

The stadium is at Flushing in Queens, 2 subway trips from the Upper East Side, along side where Shea Stadium used to be and near LaGuardia airport

our $66 tickets really were up in the 'nose bleed' section. it was cool and breezy: lucky a friend told us be sure to bring a jacket.

not only were we seated a long way from the action, but the constant of stream of people going back and forward to the bar while the matches were in progress was very frustrating

US Open tennis quarter finals, Wed Sept 9th

As far as the tennis itself went, it was pretty dull. more like first round matches than quarterfinals. Tennis is defintiely a game that is more fun to play than watch in my opinion; i don;t know how people sit through the whole tournament. In the first match it was the women, and it was the unseeded American 17 yr old melanie Oudin who lost 6-2, 6-2 to Wozniacki (9) from Denmark. Melanie was a more powerful hitter but made a lot of wild shots. maybe she thought it was Terrigal Rules. In the men's it was Federer doing his usual clinical dissection, this time of the Swede, Soderling . we left at 10.30PM (2 subways to get home) , at the end of the second set with score 6-0, 6-3 to Federer