Waco

April 18, 2014 Leave a comment

A few years ago I made a trip to the great Southwest.
Hadn’t seen my sister nor my college town in a while and felt both were due.
In that time I noted may of the changes, they have a traffic circle for some reason, and remembered times long since past, like getting a really cheap burger at that place on Solano I think it was called Golds.
My friend Megan Bob introduced me to this late night place called SB’s Late Night Lunch Box.
It is, alas, gone now but then it was so great I had to visit a few times.
In fact one visit was on 4/20 when they served Wacos. That is Waffle Tacos.
Delicious little stoner fusion food.

Then Taco Bell started doing breakfast and they have Wacos.

Just not the same.

Just not the same.

This morning for no good reason I had one and it was ok.
Not the same as the late night treat as I got during some distant New Mexican Spring but not as terrible as I would have expected.
In fact I may have done better with toaster waffles and sausage but let’s be honest that’s what they used.

It’s an usual to have the morning off during this part of the tech process.
But I did.
And I made the most of it with an ok at best breakfast.
Then again my other choice was some yogurt and this at least had the flair of being untried.
I know what Mango yogurt tastes like and while enjoyable it doesn’t have the distant memories of a fun set of night in the Land of Enchantment associated with it.
Instead it has mangos and yogurt.

Then I biked to work.
wpid-20140418_104126.jpg

Not many other people decided to go across the bridge today.
It did have that feel of run without really raining.
The threat of it was all.
Still a good 400 people more than some weekends when I go across.

Really my favorite was the day I was 1995 of people that crossed that day.
Didn’t get a picture but wish I had.
After all I think ’95 was a good year.
Being 14 must not have been all that bad right?
But really I don’t recall.

Maintenance

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Know what I’m sick of?
Flats.
On the first day on my first ride I got a flat.  It  is hardly an exaggeration to say that flats have plagued me.  When I ride regularly I feel lucky each week I don’t get a flat.
So this morning when I found my read tire flat and a good sounding leak it became time for action.
To the bike store and purchasing some puncture resistant tires.

image

Far too familiar a sight

So today changed from enjoyable biking around day off to changing tires.
Simple.
No problem.
I’ve done this a bunch.
But not with a wire bead.
Fucking wire bead.
The instructions on the tires weren’t helpful.
The Internet merely told me some people had problems and others felt sorry for those of us that had issues.
No helpful tips.
No suggestion.
Nothing.
I was close to throwing up my arms going to the bike shop and giving them the task of doing it except the shop was closed  and that made this a matter of pride.

So I went back to research and buried somewhere on the Internet was this.
And with this one video nearly 2 hours of fighting one tire came to an end.
And the second one went in with nearly no hassle.

So perhaps I’m a fool.
Perhaps I am sharing a bit of bike lore.
Perhaps others need to discover this.
I don’t care this one video saved me so much frustration.

image

And now I have reflective tires.

Practically a day off

April 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Today I had an after noon call.
And only a couple hours.
Oh musical theater and wandelprobe you make life worth living.

Yes i did get the sight of what happens when commuters get the day off

image

I get it locks are heavy but there are so many u locks on the racks I usually park my bike.  I do wonder how many were purchased by over anxious commuters.  Folks just ready to make this two wheel travel a reality.
And how many are still doing it.
Oh well I wonder about stuff.

Also today I ran into my bike’s twin.

image

Also a detour.
And nearly the same accessories.
They have a a mirror which I’ve been thinking about getting.
The other day I was wondering about other detours and I’m glad I finally saw one.

One of those nights

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

image

When a beer in the bottle cage and wish I’d brought my cargo net for the donut.

Weird Flowers

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

image

Borrowed a bike and rode to the Seattle Center to see my lady
And these weird flowers
Mostly my lady

Rex Manning Day

April 8, 2014 Leave a comment

We mustn’t dwell… no, not today. We CAN’T. Not on Rex Manning Day

Today I didn’t get to really ride.
Sure I oodles the old step through the theatre uses any time a bike is required.

image

Hello single speed nurse

If props hadn’t been so busy and me occupied with my own tasks I may have asked to take it for a spin.
But I didn’t.
I like to believe I’m better than that.
But had opportunity arisen… Just you watch me.

Thing is it rained for a bit.
I had thought about checking out a bike again but since I only wore a list cotton jacket today that seemed a bad idea.
Made worse by it being 5 on a Tuesday.
Stupid rush hour.

So instead I went to the gym,  used a stationary bike,  and read about cats.

image

Sunset

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

This evening I had hoped to catch the sunset at Golden Gardens.
Unfortunately I left too late and missed the sunset.
So I went to visit Leif

image

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.