2012 London Olympics Men’s Road Race pt 7

Since we were at the race, I tried to tape it to watch later.  The only showing I found was at 12:30 Saturday morning and was 2 hours long (on British Eurosport).  I thought it might end up and be a highlight show, but it was the last 2 hours of the race.  So, we saw the last loop around Box Hill (there were 9 total).  Anyway, when they went by where we were, you could see us on the sides of the road.

Cyndi on tv

Me on tv

  Cyndi. She’s leaning over to take a picture.     I’m kneeling down right at the guy’s back  

[Update 2012-07-30 06:54:37] Here are links to my other posts with featured pictures from the race:

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Complete Pics of the 2012 London Olympics Men’s Road Race

2012 London Olympics Men’s Road Race pt 1

Yesterday, we went to watch the men’s road race at the 2012 London Olympics.  We picked a spot at the top of Box Hill and went.  All of our pictures can be found here; however, I wanted to highlight just a few of the images.

We used to live in Serbia (and it still has a special place in our heart).  I wondered if they had any riders in the olympics this year when we saw this:

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After the race, I found out there were actually 2 Serbs in the race.  It made me wish I had taken my Serb flag to cheer them on.

[Update 2012-07-29 16:18:07] Here are links to my other posts with featured pictures from the race:

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Complete Pics of the 2012 London Olympics Men’s Road Race 

What’s wrong?

First off, I want to say that the shootings in Colorado were horrible things.  For those who lost family or friends, my prayers go out to you.  In a post-fall world though, people do terrible horrible things.

On to the subject of this blog though.  Take a look at this screenshot:


This is a snippet of today’s frontpage at the UK Telegraph.  Look at the top “The Dark Knight can’t be Blamed” and bottom “Shooting raises questions about US gun Laws.”  I don’t see how those things are consistent.  Of couse they are going to say the film can’t be blamed (I agree).  But that doesn’t jive with blaming guns.  I personally don’t think guns (or the availability of guns) has any bearing on things like this.

I live in the UK, at the moment.  The gun laws here are horrible if you want to own guns, hunt, target shoot, or even be an olympic shooter (they can’t practise here because the gun laws prohibit it).  But people still get shot.  Even the Duke of Edinburgh “If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?”  Everyone sees that isn’t going to happen…so why do people think firearms are different.

I’ve written about this before, after the VT shootings, guns aren’t the problem…criminals are.  I also stick by my position that the solution is more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens (in the form of CCW permits).  Why do I say this?  Take a look at the following video where an armed citizen, legally carrying a concealed firearm thwarts the nefarious plans of two skumbags:


[Update 2012-07-20 17:41:17] I added the link to the video.

[Update 21 Dec 2012 21:32] Updated link


It seems as if we can only visit Stonehenge in bad weather.  First, when my parents and Uncle Bommer were here, it was cold and snowy the day we went.  Yesterday, when we took our friend Emily there, it was rainy and windy–although not as cold.  Here are a few pictures from Stonehenge:

Oh, and by the way…the place was way crowded.  First, we had to queue about 30 min.  Then, once we got to the car park, all of the spaces were taken up by coaches (they had about 15 car spaces for cars….all of the rest of the car spaces were taken up by coaches).  They did let me drop Cyndi, Emily, and the kids off but I had to park down the road on a side road.  Oh well.  After that, we went to Bath…I’ll write more about that this afternoon.