Bike Ride & Felix Baumgartner Redbull Freefall

Felix Stepping out

Another busy week in a Crisp life saw further project meetings, work, Parent’s Evening (which went superbly) and other antics of a fruitful nature. After seeing a lady do a 360 degree flip over her handles bars a week earlier, I decided to take in my two bikes (hybrid & road bike) for servicing. I also upgraded my daughter’s bike to a the next size up so that she could participate in our cycling adventures, and boy did she have one this weekend. Immediately after breakfast we put on our bike gear and headed for the canal for a leisurely cycle that took us over 12 miles (over 20km) and last for 4 hours. I even rather randomly bumped into a teacher from my secondary school (great catching up). We even got to see a boat go through one of the many Locks situated along the River Lee Canal… and a big high five to my daughter for lasting the distance (although, naturally… she was super tired afterwards).

Bike check
Bike check

 

Nature
Nature

 

Into the unknown
Into the unknown

 

Canal boats
Canal boats

 

Rising water
Rising water

 

Opening the Lock
Opening the Lock

 

Quacking sunshine
Quacking sunshine

 

The weekend could not be complete without good food, baby fun, games, a football match, children’s party, a DVD, Sunday desert, meditation, and watching Felix Baumgartner become the highest freefaller in the history of man (oh and he also broke the sound barrier [went fast than the speed of sound] and broke the record for being in the highest manned balloon). It was awesome, and amazing to him spinning around and then level up straight, and to land by walking. Kudos to him and the redbull team! The data from this epic historical moment will be vital in the progression of space technology. Humans are both ingenious and brave! Have a great week! Photos below taken from home!

 

Inside the capsule
Inside the capsule

 

Looking out at the Thin Blue Line
Looking out at the Thin Blue Line

 

Felix Stepping out
Felix Stepping out

 

A drop away from history
A drop away from history

 

Freefalling!!!
Freefalling!!!

 

Awesome!!! The 42 year old Austrian became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound, reaching a top speed of 833.9mph (1,342km/h)! What a week… phew…

 

Text & photography by B. L. Crisp

 

 

 

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