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More Rambling in Burnaby

Montecito Park:
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John Hathaway lived here until he died. It was 1998. I remember the year, as I did an European bike trip from Amsterdam to Pamplona in that May. I visited him, the world cyclist on Guinness Book a few days before my trip. He told me he wished he could come with me. At the same time both of us exactly knew it was impossible. He had a terminal cancer. A few weeks preceding, in his hospital room, he said, "Cancer all over me." I never saw him alive again. When I came back from Europe, he was too ill for me to see him.
Not long after that, I was in a group of cyclists riding to his funeral. The sky cracked open, and a torrential rain drenched us all. In the church, I was watching a puddle being created at my feet.
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In the seniors' residence, where John used to live, there happened to be a flea market. I assumed most of items were the belongings of the deceased. I picked up a coffee mug of the Spirit of Saint Luis.
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by musoamane | 2009-05-31 12:58 | Cycling

Ninja Riding

I see more and more motorcyclists on highways. So, it's my turn, too.
The insurance premium was incredibly low; less than $50 a month.
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Then I saw wild flowers on the ground:
Do you know the name, Masako-san?
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by musoamane | 2009-05-26 09:01 | Wanderer

Failed NSH's Cycling Trip

Well, the second meeting place of today's trip was at Mandeville Gardens at 10:30.
I was faithfully there from 10:25 to 11:00. No group cyclists appeared.
So, I headed out on my own, after well rested.
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This new store is located by soon opened CVGW(Central Valley Green Way) which will connect Science World on the False Creek, downtown Vancouver and New Westminster Quay. I went in and bought a bag of coffee beans.
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This waterway is Still Creek, starting east side of Vancouver and flows into Burnaby Lake, obviously in Burnaby City. Another water path connects Burnaby Lake to the mighty Fraser river.
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A few years ago, I paddled a kayak from the Brunnett to Still Creek through Burnaby Lake. On that trip I went by these scenery over the water level.
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by musoamane | 2009-05-24 11:25 | Cycling

Picnic by GUS

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by musoamane | 2009-05-21 03:04 | Flying

Like Swiss Village

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by musoamane | 2009-05-14 10:19 | Wanderer

Road Side Flowers

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A rain came the next day after I saw the ring around the sun.
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by musoamane | 2009-05-13 11:21 | Cycling
I thought Hasting Creek was in North Vancouver.
Today I was told the place known as PNE is Hasting Park, and that there is a sactuary.
It happened at Stony Creek Community School's Salmon Sendoff event.
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That interested me so much that I took off right away to visit the place.
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by musoamane | 2009-05-10 08:31 | Cycling

Rambling Continues

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Extra!!
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by musoamane | 2009-05-10 01:33 | Cycling

Harrison after Some Absence

When was the last time I rode to Harrison? I used to do that every spring with Vancouver Bicycle Club. Those days, Bruce Hainer was a driving force in the club, and his trip in early spring was the first in season. He is not around anymore, either the trip.
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Isn't it amazing to know this tiny machine took me on a close to 300 km ride?
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by musoamane | 2009-05-08 01:54 | Cycling

Rambling in Good Old Burnaby, BC

Flowers came late by one month this year. And yet, thy are quickly going.
My unofficial bike route, 17th Avenue:
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People are socializing in the school yard; life in a new society and chats in the old language....
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The Old House: in 18 years trees must have grown larger.....
People's hearts are mellowed......
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In the alley of Old House:
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by musoamane | 2009-05-06 05:06 | Cycling