Sunday, May 17, 2009

The good 'ol days!

 They don't build them like this anymore. I saved these 2 old sweet rides from the scrap iron wrath this week, I don't think the blue one will live to roll again as it's got a cracked frame, instead it will live it's life out in one of Jessie's flower beds as a yard ornament, we just want to find an old basket to put on it to put a pot of flowers in.

This classic may get a full restoration though as it fits Jessie well & I think it will make a sweet grocery-getter for her. I'd like to find out about sandblasting it, re-painting or even powder coating it, re-chrome the chrome, maybe some wooden fenders & wicker baskets hanging off the rear rack & a Brooks leather saddle & grips, HMMMM...wonder if it will have to be pink?

Shock therapy...

 ...and it didn't work! I believe it's off to the Shockspital for this REBA.
 meanwhile it's back to being 29, single & rigid! 

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A day well spent!

 What better way to spend a day than hammering some trails at Potter's pasture with like-minded friends, not a large group for the annual spring gathering but the trails were in great shape & just a little sprinkle towards the end of the ride. The guys who spend every weekend there have got the place in fine shape for riding & camping as well as new signage going up, a fellow from Aspen, CO was even riding there this am, what the...!

My son Lane on the left & Dennis "Deadhead" in the middle proved they're a couple of singlespeed, billy goat climbin' freaks. New guy Jesse on the right may become a "regular" after today, good to have another new face at the pasture!