Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Back On-Island!

Back on-island.

Lest other folks think such things never happen to me, I note that Monday I was delayed at Chicago O'Hare by unscheduled aircraft maintenance for over four hours before the airline gave up and cancelled the flight. Ended up on the 15:20h flight to Miami (versus my original 10:30h booking), overnighted in Miami (having long since missed my connection), and came in to GCM on the flight due to arrive at 13:00h - which actually arrived at 14:20h.

I will now proceed to use this as an excuse for further delaying a race report. After all, this has given me an additional day of catching up to do.

ASI photos are in.
Note to self: put reflective tape patches lower on chest.


Blogger Wendy said...

Welcome back ...

ORD, a lovely place to spend a few extra hours.

But ... did the little Blue Canondale make it, too?

(And the note to self made me laugh out loud.)

9/18/2007 06:55:00 pm  
Blogger Bigun said...

or higher, there, sponge bob...

9/18/2007 07:20:00 pm  
Blogger Fe-lady said...

Glad you are back safe and sound...
What IS it with airplane maintenance lately? It's getting scary to fly...
So what stripper did you get those "glow in the dark pasties" from?
You are supposed to party AFTER the race... :-)

9/18/2007 07:25:00 pm  
Blogger Jenny Davidson said...

Great pictures--huge smile in the finish-line ones, pretty amazing!

Hmmm, yes, definite placement issue--also, definitely characteristic Bucknerian use of italics...

9/18/2007 08:14:00 pm  
Blogger Bill said...

Always better that they find it and fix it while you all are on the ground.

That outlook always gets me through any mechanical delay. And I've been through many.

9/18/2007 08:33:00 pm  
Blogger Duane said...

Great pics!

9/18/2007 10:17:00 pm  
Blogger Shelley said...

Hee hee..love the tape and the pics!!

9/19/2007 07:09:00 am  
Blogger Spandex King said...

Welcome home IronStud. I'll remember that when I place my stickers next year. Funny!!

9/19/2007 09:00:00 am  
Blogger Andra Sue said...

Good call on the reflectors. :)

9/19/2007 01:34:00 pm  
Blogger ShirleyPerly said...

I'm too always thankful they find a problem with a plane before I fly on it. At least airlines usually cover hotel costs if you must stay overnight, unlike weather-related delays.

Great race pics. Would have assumed the tape were just nip guards.

9/19/2007 02:30:00 pm  
Blogger Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

I am sure it's nice to finally be home. I love to travel and I love to visit friends but that first night back home in your own bed - nothing better!

Love the pics! (chucklechuckle)

9/20/2007 07:26:00 am  
Blogger Dying Water Buffalo said...

Ugh flight logistics. Glad you finally made it home!

9/20/2007 06:00:00 pm  
Blogger Dying Water Buffalo said...

You kinda look like a fembot with the reflective tape! :P

Nice pics!!

9/20/2007 06:01:00 pm  
Blogger mishele k said...

Wow, that sucks. I'm glad you got back safely, even if late.

9/22/2007 09:53:00 pm  

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