Last week Johnny and I went over to Creston, BC to pick up some furniture from my Mom’s house, and on the way we stayed in Nelson to hang and ride with some of our friends. We rode “Placenta Decenta”, “Wake & Bake” and “Pulmonary” with the after work crowd. What a BLAST!!!! We had too much fun to stop and take any pictures of it. But basically, the trails we old school style….steep, twisty, fast, full of roots and trees that almost seem to grab you as you rip past…..
The next day, Johnny, Harley and I drove just outside Nelson to check out “Slabalanche”. I took us about 1 hour to push the bikes up to the top. But it was sooooooooo worth it!! The trail down was a playground mixed with fun log rides, couple teeter-totters, and scads of rippen rock lines….some of them even scared me! So here are a couple shots from that ride:
Me & the pretty flowers:
Pretty flower close up:
On the way home, we stopped in Summerland to pick up my new Motorbike!! It’s a 1984 Suzuki 400 with only 26,000 km on it in mint condition. And I’m not gonna tell you what I paid for it cause it’d make you ill. But we got it so I can commute to/from work. Driving a big V-8 truck is outrageously expensive with gas prices now hovering around a buck!
Here’s a big truck that ate shit in the corner, overturning in the ditch. Johnny some how got a shot looking back while driving past……..
MAY 18, 2004:
Back to work! Yesterday our team did some search and rescue training. We wore our full gear with blacked-out masks. Our task was to “make entry” in a mock confined space area to find the “attack team’s” hose, figure out which direction to follow the hose, find the “downed” team member, and drag him back to safety….
Me and Dale going through the maze:
Dale and I finding a hose coupling and figuring out which way to follow it:
Dale and I found the casualty (Believe me! This chump is HEAVY! 185 lbs or so!!!) and now we’re dragging him back to safety:
Simone and Josh are now going through the same exercise, going through the maze:
Simone and Josh also finding a hose coupling, deciding which way to follow it…
Well, it’s almost nap time. Time enough to have a short sleep before I head off for the night shift…..