Another fun half hour or so spent watching Robson Street turn into a zombie-fest as this year’s edition of Vancouver’s Zombie Walk took to the streets at 4:30pm today.
Check out the Zombie Walk Vancouver facebook page for other photos and most probably at some point next year, the date and time for the next edition — don’t miss it! It’s a fun and unusual event. :)
And my photos from last year’s walk, here.
One last fireworks evening remains this coming Saturday night. This time it will be a “tribute” to China (does this mean it will not be China itself?)
As I was biking to work this morning, I rode up Quebec St., turning right unto Union St. where a narrow bike path led to Main Street. Another cyclist was no more than 3 seconds ahead of me.
I was riding on the bike path on the right side seen here
Halfway up that section, a middle aged Asian woman was standing right beside the bicycle path , playing with her iPhone with her back to us. The first cyclist passed her and then she decided it was time to walk again — across the bicycle path and without looking to see if the way was clear, of course! I was riding at close to 30km/h and, obviously, that surprise move of hers had me hit the brakes real hard. I couldn’t help but yell “Hey!” to her as I came very close to crashing into her.
She barely turned her head towards me and said “Shhhhh!” and continued on her way… :s:s:s I was so stunned by this unexpected reply that I couldn’t help but laugh as I continued on my way also. :)
It was a perfect day for the Vancouver Sun Run! Good vibes, great music — at least at the corner of Beach Ave. and Cardero St. where I was initially stationed — and the occasional colorful participants kept both runners and onlookers like myself smiling. I think this event is in my top 3 of Vancouver’s best events. I’m looking forward to next year’s edition. :D
EDIT: I can’t retrace the article just now, but I read from many Sun Runners that, in the end, there was a lot of discontent at this year’s Vancouver Sun Run. The main complaint seemed to be regarding the many barrages of walkers that the runners had to go through along the 10km route. Reading this reminded me how surprised I was to see how often runners would run in my direction even though I was clearly in my specator/photographer zone, on the sidewalk. Apparently it’s more fun to be on the sidelines, sometimes. :s
I couldn’t have had a worse timing for declaring that “Winter just never showed up” on my previous post. lol Ever since I hit that “Publish” button, Mother Nature has been intent on proving me wrong, it seems. The weather has been cold lately and some very wet snow is currently falling on Vancouver. :s