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    If you can relocate the ride to Sedona, AZ, WE'RE IN!

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    Count me in, although I can't stay for lunch. Thanks for organizing, Kitty!

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    Ehhh sougoi! Mou jyugo-mae desu ne? Atashi igai de...

    Err, that is to say, Wow! We're up to 15 already? Not counting me... I may have to call in some ride marshal support! Or at very least a sweep.

    I'll give the restaurant a call and see how many they can seat shortly after lunch time on a Saturday. (I haven't been there and these places often run small)

    Looking ahead to weather, its looking sunny, but windy as-all-get-out. I think if folks are properly bundled, we'll be okay, but just don't let the forecast high fool you.
    For my part I'll do my best not to talk too much at each stop. I can just keep going on this subject if you let me...

    In the meantime, let's learn some Japanese!

    Contrary to popular belief among English-speaking students of the language, the Japanese word for bike is not "baiku." (バイーク) That English loan word is used exclusively for "motorbikes. Bicycles are known as "jitensha." (自転車)

    Bicycles as we know them were introduced to Japan in the late 1800's around the same time as they arrived in America. In those days new vocabulary was less likely to be borrowed from other languages, in favor of utilizing characters already in the language. As a result the word is written with the idiomatic kanji characters. "jitensha" literally means "self revolving car." (自=self 転=revolving 車=car)

    You might be interested to know that that "ji" is also used in the word for freedom/liberty. ("jiyuu" - 自由) On the other side of the coin, the kanji "ten" can also mean "to fall over!" ("korobu" - 転ぶ)
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    Thanks for organizing, Kitty. I'll be there...looking forward. w&w

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty View Post
    In the meantime, let's learn some Japanese!

    You might be interested to know that that "ji" is also used in the word for freedom/liberty. ("jiyuu" - 自由) On the other side of the coin, the kanji "ten" can also mean "to fall over!" ("korobu" - 転ぶ)
    Regrets as I will be back in the UK otherwise I would gladly attend, learn, marshal and freely fall over my bicycle ;-)


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    I have agreed to marshal on Kitty’s ride and vowed to fulfill my duties with the tenacity of Hiroo Onoda.


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    Golden Triangle has placed their haiku signs for the year:




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    Perfect! Our final stop is in Golden Triangle. (I was hoping the haiku would be up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    I have agreed to marshal on Kitty’s ride and vowed to fulfill my duties with the tenacity of Hiroo Onoda.
    You meant Sakamichi Onoda right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty View Post
    Ehhh sougoi! Mou jyugo-mae desu ne? Atashi igai de...
    Totally understood!!

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