Monday, June 20, 2011

Lost dog, Syracuse NY

I'm trying to get word out as far and as wide as possible about this little guy.  He was found Saturday morning, at the intersection of West St. and W. Fayette St. on Syracuse's west side. 
(Full map link here)

He's a neutered male, short-haired dog, possibly has some Shiba Inu in him.  He weighs 29 pounds, has reddish-blonde hair, erect ears and a tail that curls over his body.  He's house-trained, though he seems to prefer being outdoors.  I'd love to be able to reunite him with his rightful owner.

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Dog's Purpose

I've recently finished reading "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron.
This book was highly recommended by a co-worker, and I was not disappointed.  This fictional novel tells the story of a dog who finds himself reincarnated and decides there must be a reason, a purpose he must fulfill; and until he does so, he’ll continue to be reborn.  There is no shortage of similar books (Marley and Me, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Merle's Door), but this one stands head and shoulders above the rest.  It was easy to identify with the human characters, and the emotions "voiced" by the dog were engaging and realistic.  This would be fantastic summer beach reading!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fenner Wind Farm

The turbines from a distance

The weather today was absolutely gorgeous! Mid-seventies with low humidity and plenty of sunshine. I decided to head towards the wind turbines for my ride today. Apparently I will never get tired of looking at these mammoth feats of engineering, because they're frequently on my choice of bike routes. Can you blame me?

Lone Sentry

Group shot

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Life Happens

Wonder of wonders, I've returned to this blog. I hadn't forgotten about it, but it seemed life just hadn't been too terribly interesting to anybody but myself. I started a new job a year ago that has been taking up a tremendous amount of time and energy, leaving very little time for extraneous activities. Even my cycling suffered greatly. But now I'm settling into the new job, leaving me time to get back into the things I love and I'm sure my motivation will spike once again. I still have no plans for a triathlon this year, and I likely will not even do any road races. I'm looking at building base through the summer so that I can peak for cyclocross season. (Read - "peak" for me is definitely "b-o-p" in CX, but who cares, right? At least I'm out there!)

Here's a scene from last summer shot from the bicycle. Hopefully more to come from this year. I do love our rolling farmland around here!!