Saturday, January 31, 2009


Morning weigh-in: (Monday): 173#, 10% BF
Morning weigh-in (Tuesday): 175#, 11% BF
Morning weigh-in: (Thursday): 173#, 12% BF
Morning weigh-in: (Saturday): 173#, 12% BF
There are a lot of crows in Bethlehem, and they all seem to live on the south side of the river, just west of the Hill-to-Hill Bridge. Riding at Sals in the late afternoon can be positively spooky, as they return by the noisy, cawing thousands from wherever they spend the day, and you can see them from West Bethlehem just after dawn, fanning across the sky from a single point on the horizon, like winged monkeys from the Wicked Witch's castle. Pretty spectacular, actually, and it happens every day.
Unfortunately, all this has attracted a bunch of crow hunters -- I didn't even know there was such a thing -- who set up loudspeakers by the river, playing crow "crowd scene noises" as decoys, and blow them out of the sky by the hundreds. Tinny canned crow laughter and bird parts raining down from the sky...