Monday, August 31, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This Kid rocks

It looks like my little one has some competition. I guess I'll have to tell him tonight that he's got 2 years to catch up. It looks like I'm tyaking Bri to Whistler for his 4th birthday :)

I suppose 2 and riding trails on your push bike isn't bad though.

This 4 year old is rocking it. I like the 360's and the cross ups.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Roadies beaten by a mountain bike

I love this article. A British pro MTB rider decided to enter a road race in South Africa and only had his MTB with him. He won :) That must of pissed the roadies off.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The last of the greatest generation

The last of Britain's greatest generation of soldiers has finally been laid to rest. More. Yes I know the term is usually used for WWII veterans but those that came before in WWI showed sacrifice and sense of duty on a scale hard to imagine.

They marched shoulder to shoulder in orderly line across no mans land by the thousands. Pipes and drums ringing in their ears they marched into withering machine gun fire. As their friend fell around them they kept on coming keeping their formation. 50,000 teenagers and young men dead before lunch. They didn't do it for a greater cause but a sense of duty to their country that hardly exists in Britain today.

All this at times in the face of incompetent and arrogant leadership given their rank due to their social position rather than leadership qualities. It was a massive waste of life playing in a chess game for dying monarchies but their bravery rose above that.

RIP Harry Patch and all your brothers in arms. The nightmares are over.

Lest We Forget

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The lads in Afghanistan

A vid from my boys in Afghanistan proving as I've always know that we are always up for a good fight. It's been almost 18 years since I took off the uniform for the final time but you never really leave. It's a family you remain a member of for the rest of your life.

Last time they went I only had a couple of good mates left serving (Benny, Mac, Gazza) This time I will have less friends there but all Howards are brothers and my thoughts are with them constantly.

Unfortunately, not every one came back and 2 more names were added to my list of the fallen I remember always.

Good luck on round 2 boy and remember those who've gone before you will always be with you.

HowArd Green Howard!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Extreme bottle opening

Check out the end of this video. How does he not fall of his bike opening the bottle.