Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring has not yet arrived

No,spring has not yet arrived atleast not in upstate NewYork. With snow still on  the ground and covering the rail trail snowmobile trail and more on the way.
These signs of winter still have not prevented me from getting spring fever, or fixed-fever, and I have decided to scrap Aaron. He will no longer be needed or wanted by me.
I did find a suitable replacement frame, actually I found two bikes. I found a Schwinn World Sport and a decent 1968 Hercules 3speed for my wife. Forty dollars took the pair.
I already started riding the Schwinn and love it. One modification I made, was I ground the outer chainring smooth( it now acts as a chainguard).
And here is overall

I will soon post more pictures of my wifes bike, my recent brews, and the plants I have started to grow.
Also the due date for our next child is Oct. 30th! Wow this year is shaping up nicely already, now if I only had a cool job.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sorry, I won't have a computer for a while, please be patient.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Looking Back

I was looking back through the archives today, and I discovered it has been a year or more since I had a migraine. One thing nice about having a blog or even just a paper journal is that you can look back, and see yourself differently then when you wrote the entry. I never thought I would be a year migraine free after suffering with them since age 6.
I also see the goal that I set was to ride to work three times a week, now I ride my bike everyday.
Check this old post out:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Am A Hazard

The latest and best to date.
Setting: I live in a small city in Upstate New York where people warm up there SUV's for ten minutes to drive down to the store a block away.
I work at a "Fortune 500" company where they got money to put in a bike rack, then remove it in the winter.
My co-workers aways have some kind of comment about me riding to work, as I wrote earlier.
This is the new one " He is a hazard to us, we have to swerve around him potentially hitting another car"
I own a car and drive, and the last time I knew if there is a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction you yield the right-of-way. This however would mean people would have to responsibility for their own actions and not blame somebody else. It's kind of like that look you get when you pull up to the stop sign and the guy had to actually turn the steering wheel.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I've Been Holding Out

Here's the end.
The end of the beater, it has finally taken it's full transformation.
Started its life as an old Free Spirit Greenbriar and is now a very nice commuter.
Gunmetal metallic, and a lot of hand filing (the lugs were tacked with a mig then brazed) make the lugs stand out. Other news we are expecting another child! But back to the bike.

The End 
Note: The Cheap Commuter Bike page has been updated to reflect these changes.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Lonely Commuter

My excitement builds everyday as more and more daylight appears.
I see bicycle tracks and I get overjoyed.
I realize they are just mine and get depressed.
Nobody to relate to, no one to say hello to.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Laminate Flooring

This is what I have been doing this weekend:
Fridge died , put a different one in ( couldn't wait for slumlord to do it) up a spiral staircase!
Took up nasty hunter green carpet and put down laminate flooring (Rosewood)