I didn't really want to talk about my wimpy foot all the time but a couple of weeks ago when I was being chauffered around it was a blistery, rainy day and we decided to have dinner at a Cambodian restaurant on the fringe of Vancouver's Chinatown. We wanted a thrifty place where we could get served fast.
We ended up at the Phnom Penh. From all appearances it looked to be not very busy with few people outside
There were not many parking spaces to be had, but the streets were deserted. What luck we thought but when we went inside they already had a line up.
It was bustling with activity and nearly every table was occupied. Not bad for a weeknight
It is not uncommon to have to share your table with others. Here we have two other couples who both ordered the excellent fried chicken wings. We didn't know what to order so we ordered a plate for ourselves too.
I had this very tender beef over rice dish which also came with a small bowl of home made soup. It makes me hungry just looking at this photo, the meat just melted in your mouth
It was supposed to come topped with an egg but they must have not heard us. We enquired and they brought one out for me
We ordered way too much food, basically 3 orders for only two small eaters.
I think you would be happy to have a meal here, good value and healthy portions
Recently SonjaM was describing how she does her route planning.
I am also meticulous in choosing routes and deciding upon accommodation. I also have some issues to care care of on my bike. Yes the normal stuff such as oil, lube, filter and a general check over by my mnechanic. I posted a month ago about my new farkle which I really like; my GiPro ATRE, GI indicator. I also ordered a set of
new tires for my V-strom. I did some research on Stromtrooper.com and found that most riders like either; Metzler Tourances, or Michelin Anakee 2 dual sport tires which are for mainly paved roads. I decided to purchase them locally to support the local dealer even though they may have been much more expensive this way.
I notice that most riders get around 12/15,000 kms per set and I was nearly 10K right now. By the time I leave on my trip they will have several thousand kms more. I didn't wish to take a chance on my old tires but they still look very new. I think American roads are more abraisive than ours. I haven't decided if I will mount them before or after our trip.
I still require a new magnetic tank bag with a clear vinyl map pocket on top for a paper map also large enough for my dSLR so I don't have to stop and open my rear case. I want to be able to shoot without dismounting from my bike.
No matter how much planning you do in advance, things don't always work out. This coming weekend is a Long Weekend here in BC, Victoria Day. A few riders from our group are travelling over to Victoria for the big Rally. We were to leave early Friday morning to catch the Ferry but now with my foot hurting again I cannot make a commitment to go. Hotel rooms are in tight supply so I will have to take my chances at the last minute if my foot gets better. I worry about the slippery steel ferry decks and how much weight I can put on my foot without hurting. I stopped taking medication last Wednesday and this may have contributed to lack of healing.
Right now I am having difficulty walking and can barely drive my car to work due to the clutch action required in the rush hour. This morning as I was hobbling around and having a bowl of cereal I noticed something on our carport
They looked so pre-occupied . . .
and I was hesitant to bother them. I was shuffling around getting ready to leave for work and nursing my foot to minimize the pain from having to walk to the car and for a fleeting moment, thought it might be a good day
to be a racoon and phone in sick .