Thursday, June 30, 2011
Instead I went for a bounce down the Dalmeny highway. There was so much bounce that it blew the straps apart on my saddle bags. Was just ripping along minding my own business when I suddenly started slowing down. It was like I was dragging a sled. What the hell? Then I smelled (and saw) smoke! I let off the gas and the bike skidded to a stop on the side of the road. You can't really see it, but the entire other saddle bag is jammed between the tire, the fender, and the front of the swing arm. Now I can't roll the bike forwards or backwards. I had to cut it out a piece at a time. Just glad it was the bag with the bungees and plastic bags, not the other one with all the tools in it!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
After suggesting that I first back-off the shoes with the adjusting screw I was a cm ahead of where I'd been for the past two days and with some judicious prying and cursing from both Richard and myself we managed to pop it free without damaging too many of the remaining 48 year old parts. But, with springs, retaining rings, levers and links all spilling onto the pavement and rolling every which way, Richard fled a hasty retreat. Who could blame him. But he did return, momentarily, to deliver a few exploded diagrams that he'd quickly printed off the net. Nice to have great neighbors who spent some time around the stocks. Cheers Richard.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
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Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
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Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Went out for an evening bug smash last night with Papa Bear and his new (to him) Heritage Springer. I dig the old school grips and fish tail pipes (hidden amongst the many tassels!). Pretty comfy ride! Long and low. Goin down the highway it kinda feels like the old Cadillacs and Lincolns, just floatin. Told him he's not allowed to take the Geezer Glide to Jasper in Aug, he has to ride the Springer.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Uhhhm. wow. I'm not really sure where to start with this one. I'm not a huge hockey guy despite the national stereotype that all Canadians can skate like the Rocket and score like Gretzky (see the Bruins roster for examples of Canadians who can do these things). That said, I can't say I was unaware of our Canucks standings nor that I wasn't disappointed to hear that they'd lost the Cup. But to wake-up this morning to these assholes pasted on the CBC news feed made me kinda sick.
My first reaction was that Jocks hadn't changed much from when I was in High School and that Drunk Jocks will really never change. But after pulling back from my own generalizations I began to notice the pricks in the pics were far from athletes. They were in fact douche bags. What a bunch of wankers to think that in a modern city like Vancouver they'd be able to go flipping cars, smashing personal property, and looting without getting photographed. What fucking millennium do you live in? I hope all the internet pics help to ID these dip-shits and that they're prosecuted to the full extent of our lax-ass laws. Here's a story and link to a facebook group aimed at IDing those unCanadians responsable for the caos. Go get'em. As for the Bruins fans out there, congratulations on a well deserved, well played season of hockey.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Happy ridding Lucas keep us all posted on the build and adventures to come.
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Went out on a local charity ride today up north. Beautiful day to put on some miles. Had a blast cruising with an eclectic mix of bikes. Here's a couple of the more interesting charaCters.
'99 Kawa Drifter
Rick's '75 Guz
and this sweet little speed triple.
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