01 August, 2009

Heute ist mein Geburtstag- Today is my Birthday

I'm celebrating my birthday with a whole bunch of Australians today. I don't know exactly how many and I would guess that in the majority of cases, they're probably not even aware of it. Today (1 August) is the date all racehorses in Australia have as their registered date of birth. As "Snobby", "BSNYC" or more formally, Bike Snob New York City might say, "Meh!"

Now, I don't know how the equine factor is celebrating their date de naissance (maybe they'll get an extra handful of oats in the feedbag tonight), but I'm sitting here with a glass or 8 of Australian chardonnay, watching a lovely North Queensland sunset, and looking forward to a bit of seafood chowder to finish off the day. "You can take the boy out of the Maritimes but you can't take the Maritimes out of the boy."

A gentle roll-out to the cafe this morning, a few chores around the house and yard, and a glass of the vintner's finest (well.........not exactly the finest but it will certainly do for me). Tomorrow is a race day but I'll just be fronting up to help out- no racing until I have the new bike. Later in the day will be a sunset cruise with some friends to celebrate (commiserate, inebriate, abdicate, illucidate, etc) Dee's and my collective 101st birthdays.

Cheers- ride safe


Ant said...

Well quite the weekend for you! New bike, birthday, (reasonable) quality vino, and seafood. Does not get better than that.

Enjoy a glass or two, or three, tonight, and bask in the warming glow of warm weather, great company and great food.

BoaB said...

Thanks Ant. We had a great day shared with family and friends.


Bluenoser said...

Happy belated birthday BoaB. Sounds like you had a good one.


BoaB said...

Thanks B. It was a lovely day- Dee is headed your way very soon.


Dee said...

Hey! Write about the Charters Towers race, and how laterally stiff but vertically compliant the new bike is!
Safe in BC, some pretty here. Love ya.