I think this is a great idea to write about my mumblings, sort of like Vignettes from my colleague Key West Diary (<-- example here) . Sort of not enough information for a complete essay but rather a few short paragraphs of thoughts.
Back to my confrontation:
The light changed and the truck remained stationary in front of me. At least the back up lights are not on so I know that he is not going to be backing on purpose. The truck started to move forward at a couple of KMH, sort of barely rolling. As we were crossing the intersection I was contemplating just making a right turn to "get away" but he wasn't far enough ahead and I thought that he could still turn and follow me. To my surprise he turned into the gas station and I quickly accelerated and kept an eagle eye on my rear view mirror, but as I passed I noticed that the truck was backing into a parking spot. When you have erratic/unpredictable drivers it is safer to be behind them rather them being behind you. I have not changed my route to work and I have not seen this truck again. I doubt that this person would recognize my car anyway as last week was before DST and I had my headlights on, and also I have a very non-descript vehicle which blends into the background.
There has been a lot of Gang Activity here in Vancouver, so in retrospect you never know who you are dealing with, Nor what weapons, if any, they may have on their possession. As a law abiding citizen I also have a possession firearm permit but there are restrictions as to when and where you are allowed to carry a firearm. You cannot just have one in your trunk but thugs and gansters are above the law, so next time I'll just turn a blind eye.
Attention: Jack Riepe of "Twisted Roads" (<-- click)
Thank you very much, for your envelope arrived today. I know it has been a while but our Canadian Postal Service is not as efficient as the USPS. I was very surprised to find what was inside. I was expecting a "coupon" of some sort and was going to put it to very good use down in Bellingham, in the very near future. From your writings I feel that I almost know you and your desires so when I come across images that reflect your ahem, "style" , I just can't help myself. So to Jack . . . enjoy. These images are "in the style of Jack Riepe" , un-annotated as I am not at his literary level, nor is my limited vocabulary up to his high standard, but I am sure if I post the photos, Jack will come up with the narrative.
Jack Riepe, recently posted this comment in reponse to another post . . .
Jack Riepe said: "It is the policy of Twisted Roads to explore every aspect of motorcycling, and to present photographic proof whenever possible. As they say, one picture is worth a thousand words.
I am forced to compete with Key West Diary, Wet Coast Scooting, Scooter in the Sticks, and REDLEGS Rides for meaningful pictures. Most of the shots in this episode of Twisted Roads frame my thoughts exactly"
So in Jack's words, and in the spirit of Key West Diary, Conch who rides up and down every street in KW taking photos of everything he sees, it is getting harder to compete with his documentary style, but I am trying and my mandate is to attempt to include lots of photos with my posts. I have recently discovered that his Squeeze Leslie, is also a very accomplished artist and photographer in her own right and I am surprised that some of her photographic skills did not rub off on him.
ARCTIC air has invaded British Columbia again
Just when we thought that we were rid of Old Man Winter, the cold air returned.
(view from the office parking lot)
Now I know that Conch gloats and posts the odd cutting remark about those of us who live in the northern regions of the country, (hoping that we don't notice) but one day the warmer weather will return. We don't take chances with the possibilty of snow or ice on the roads but we ride as much as we are able. Most years we are able to ride all year except for a week or two, but this year was different. We had the worst snow storm in 40 years and we are not alone. Many areas of the country has had miserable weather due to global warming, or was that global cooling ?
ONE WEEK: (the Movie) :
(One Week: movie poster)
We are not movie goers but it was Mrs Scoot's BD a couple of weeks ago and we went to see a movie (her choice, of course), Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio "Revolutionary Road" a great character study. Anyway they were showing previews of the upcoming movies and they showed the trailer for "One Week". It's about someone diagnosed with a terminal disease and given One Week to live. Well, actually not exactly One Week. Could be One hour, One week, One month, One year, you get the idea. He decides to purchase a Norton Commando 850 Motorcycle and travel across the country "to find himself" and go on an adventure. It's a Canadian actor, travelling across Canada from Toronto to Tofino, on the West Coast of British Columbia showing some key sights along the way. Now it's giving me ideas of travelling across . . .