Monday, June 8, 2009


I love going to meetings in north end because I get to cut through Keney Park and then return by the dump on the along river for the return trip. It's rare that you get to roll your tires on some dirt when you're at work. I also got to see a yearling deer and a wild turkey.

Also, CCBA is looking for some volunteers for Celebrate! (the exclamation point is required) West Hartford. Here's an email I got from Ken Livingston:

Hi Brendan:

The Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance (CCBA) is seeking volunteers to help with our bike valet service for this upcoming weekend’s Celebrate West Hartford Festival Days (June 13th and 14th). According to CCBA President and West Hartford resident Anne I. Hayes, “In years past, we noticed that many people rode their bikes to Celebrate!, but once they arrived, they could not find bike parking. They ended up locking their bikes to trees, parking meters, or keeping their bikes with them. We realized that we could provide a service to bicyclists and encourage more people to bike to Celebrate! Last year’s valet service parked hundreds of bicycles.”

If you are interested in volunteering for an hour or two, please contact Ken Livingston at or 860-416-4309. The bike valet service will be operating from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 12 pm to 6 pm on Sunday.

Thank you for your help.

Ken Livingston

Celebrate!!! West Hartford's not really my thing and I'm going to be BioBlitzing next weekend, but don't let that stop you.

Also, rumble strips can kill you.

So, can police firing ranges.


El Presidente de China said...

I don't know about yearling deer, but I thought it was standard operating procedure for city employees to see a bit of Wild Turkey in the afternoon.

Brendan said...

Yeah, unless we're visiting with Old Grand-Dad.

chillwill said...

y'all are making me miss mayor mike!

chillwill said...

uhhhh, hmmmm.
ok, i didn't mean that y'all are turning me into Miss Mayor Mike, but that i miss his drunken antics and good nature.

Brendan said...

I was wondering who was going to compete in that this year.

On a sad note, did you hear that his sister died, too?