Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Living Room Rally

Sunglasses on and shoes off.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fork painting

I've finished painting the fork for the Bridgestone, pictures to come.

I'm definitely pleased with the results. Right now it almost looks too nice, making the rest of the bike look older and a bit shabby.

It will get dirty soon enough.

Took it for a test ride after dark tonight. Only 8min or so, but ended up with a cop rolling up behind me while I was riding in the street, just before I turned around for home. I had no lights, no reflectors, and not a stitch of reflective clothing on.

Fortunately this cop wasn't interested in enforcing visibility laws for cyclists riding at night.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Painting Forks

I knew I'd get around to it sooner or later. Something had to be done about the color of the fork on the Bridgestone.

Inspired in part by SJ and her reports of DIY painting her bike I got to work last night.

Stripped paint off half the fork. I'll finish it tonight or tomorrow and then get around to the business of painting

It isn't a bad fork, except for the color. For now it didn't seem practical to drop a bunch of money into a new fork

We'll see how it turns out.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Meat Wagon

The Dummy just left for two weeks of hunting.

GSC is hoping to put the Dummy to work.

Hopefully things go well and they get to haul lots of delicious cargo.

Free Parking

Perfect little parking spot for Little wRider's ride.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Over Prepared

Realized mid-ride last night that I was carrying three bike locks on a ride where I made zero stops.

The locks were in the trailer and frame bag from the previous night's ride. Little wRider's grandparents were in town and we managed to do a tri-generational ride with a mid-ride dinner stop.

Awesome to get out riding with the whole family.