Sunday, October 31, 2010

It is the Weekend

I am finally going to post a picture of my wifes `72 Schwinn.
I recently finished it last weekend, don't mind the big-butt saddle, I'm going to replace it soon with the original.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Today, the day after Yesterday

Yes it is true, I used another vacation day yesterday and I am not looking forward to work.
Elijah wanted me to stay home yesterday and I didn't mind since this time of year it seems though the drama increases while peoples fuses shorten.
I call it pre-winter stress, however right now you couldn't ask for a better temperature

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ride Home

Picture this, leaves rustling, birds chirping, a low rumble of a large creek, squirrels frolicking, ducks swimming, light breeze blowing.
Sounds like a relaxing day in the park huh?
Maybe, but tis describes my ride home today.

Working Fool

I should of taken today off when I had the chance ;8(/\
Hopefully every thing will go smooth.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Today I am recovering, not from my twenty-six mile jaunt, no it is from my welding.
I weld, for a hobby, for repairs, etc... and I am usually really careful when it comes to fumes but.
Yeah, it was a combination of the welding fumes and exhaust fumes from a generator took me out!
I will definitely be more careful next time.
And before you ask, no I don't weld bike frames (until I get a tig ; )) and I don't braze them either.
I will start next spring however as my quest for a perfect bike takes me there.
  I did also get some time to hone my script writing skills better, (bash scripts that is).

Ride To My Parents

I rode to my parents yesterday.
It is a twenty-six mile trip, mostly uphill.
The first 11 miles was pretty fun afterwards not so.
I took a mini-tour on my Raleigh Tourist ;)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Very Inspirational Post

However, not by me.
Head on over to
A very simple bit of literature and accompanied photo, it reminds me so much of growing  up.
For sixteen years my brother Nick and I lived in a 1948-1953 mobile home with a small addition.
Never fixed, in fact the house my parents built afterwards still is not complete.
My Dad never graduated and neither did Nick, or me.
It is still a constant struggle to complete a project or task.
It is not that I don't want to finish, it is almost like I can't....


Yes, yesterday it rained again. I don't mind now.
  I don't how many people ask me "How can you ride in the rain?"  I answer how can I not ?
Riding to and from work is about five miles round trip, thats nothing. I get just as wet walking across the large parking lot as I do riding. I don't wear rain gear ( although I would like a light rain jacket).
It is not that bad, dare I say it is almost more refreshing than just riding.
Winter is going to be a different story but I will cross that trail when I get to it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sadness my old friend...

Today was depressing. I talked a lot with one of my co-workers and realized that my parents had let me down in many ways.

                                                                                                      Luke Wilson 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Back to Work

Sometimes it feels as the weekends are just not long enough.
Work brings an interruption in life to me. Some people there life revolves around their job/career, in is simply to support my life away from work, to live.
  Life to me is much better from this perspective, which I think few share.
Two good thing however is I get to ride my bike, and I get to make money.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A break, Finally

Finally the weather is going to break, yes!
I need a rain cape!
Here is a peek at my weather:

Weather for Johnstown, NY 12095

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51°F | °C
Current: Cloudy
Wind: SW at 9 mph
Humidity: 93%
Scattered Showers
61°F | 42°F
66°F | 49°F
59°F | 38°F
61°F | 47°F
Detailed forecast: The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - AccuWeather

Happy Weekend riding NY

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away....

Yep, you guessed it rain again, on the upside I did trade my iPod for an old N.E.S. and have been having fun with that.
Still commuting by bike, just not riding for fun.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

22 Miles

Yesterday my wife and I rode the trail near Rotterdam Jct. I would post pics but Elijah had finger prints all over the lens.
It was very nice, I tuned up Alyssa's mtb named Greta.
The trip wasn't as long or hard as Alyssa thought it would be.
We brought lunch and had a picnic near the river, it was very refreshing.

Friday, October 1, 2010


I don't exactly know how the Bobbies stopped on these bikes, doesn't rain in England ?