Tale of the Channel... belated


Happy happy Birthday Bob!

To our Kettlebell King, a big Happy Birthday!
and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone too - see you all on Saturday.


Happy Birthday Zorro - *ahem* - Jack :)


Malay word of the day!

"Kemaruk" (tr. "Hungry")
as in, "saya lapar untuk kejayaan!"
(tr. "I am hungry for victory!")


31st Street Bridge to reopen

From the Post-Gazette - woohoo!

Friday, November 09, 2007

The 31st Street bridge over the Allegheny River will reopen Nov. 21 following nearly two years of rehabilitation work.

Traffic will be permitted to return to the two-lane span connecting the Strip District on the south end and Route 28 on the north end following a 10 a.m. ceremony.

The bridge, built in 1928, was closed Feb. 14, 2006, so that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation could begin the $26.8 million project. About 6,900 cars and trucks used the bridge prior to the start of work.

The project included widening the deck, building a new sidewalk on the downstream side, restoring old lighting to reflect the historical significance of the bridge to the community and painting the steel superstructure in a new shade of blue being used in the city for the first time.

About two weeks ago, the city converted one block of Penn Avenue in the Strip District into a two-way street, so traffic headed toward Lawrenceville will be able to make a left turn coming off of the bridge rather than traveling an extra block to Liberty Avenue.

Also, when the bridge reopens, the traffic signal at the bridge intersection with Route 28 will revert to timing sequences in effect before the work started, so Route 28 drivers have been reminded to expect the change.

First published on November 9, 2007 at 9:56 am


Thank you for the flowers!

Sophie says a big 'thank you' for her gorgeous orchids that the team sent after the mercer races...


From Ben in NZ

"got this one [picture] last week. the stream is a feeder to the Styx river that flows through the south alps where im doing most of my paddling. to run the river its a 10k walk with boat and gear to the top of the run. many of the good rivers over here need a helicopter to access or a few days to hike up. there have been a few earthquakes and it has rained all but a few days.

im working at a bar in Franz Josef at nights and paddling or hiking during the days.

hope life in the states is going well



Happy Birthday to our favorite communications chair :)

Happy Birthday Judy!
She's hiding somewhere in that crowd of folks... :)


Tale of the Channel

Coming to a river near you soon...
This Saturday - Nov 3 to be precise - see you there :)

and read here for an account from last year's Tale...