Okay-OT but it does involve an incredible feat by a 50+ er like us that doesn't hurt to provide a little motivation. We need all the motivation we can get with it not only being arctic outdoors but in my bank account as well.
The US Airways plane that "safely" landed in the Hudson River was headed to Charlotte and therefore there were a number of locals from my area on the flight. The local newspaper has extensive articles in today's paper describing what everyone was thinking, doing, what they salvaged, how they escaped, how people reacted etc. Very captivating stuff. My Brother in Law is a pilot with a major carrier (does the international routes) and with so many of the passengers being locals it is very easy for me to identify with this one.
No doubt that the plane's crew did an incredible job from the moment the birds hit the engines to the last person was rescued. Amazing response by ferries and other boats nearby to get the 155 passengers off the plane and into the dry. And who was the last person off the plane that was sinking into the river? Why none other than Capt Sully himself.
Just a blessing that there are so many positive stories coming from this one. It very easily could have been extremely tragic. Check out some of the stuff and hopefully it will warm up your day a little.
Okay we can definitely make it Cycling related. Bill Elkin was on the plane and can be seen here on this news report. He is Secretary/Treasurer of one of our local bike clubs-and I've ridden with him!!!