Where have I been

It's been a hell of a summer, really.  The weather around here has been great...hence the minimal posts.  August has been a whirl wind of "if it's nice...GET YOUR ASS ON THE BIKE!"

Other things have been sitting on my mind as well, including making one major change in my life.  I was all ready to head back to school, but nerves got the better of me and I backed out.  We just have way too much debt for us both to be in school.  Maybe we'll be a little more solid next year and I'll be able to do something I want, instead of something I need.  Also...my work schedule changed...and I'm not too fond of it.

Two weekends ago was my riding club's national rally in Halifax.  We packed up the bike and headed out early on a Friday morning.  You couldn't have paid for better weather then what we had.  And you couldn't have asked for a better time.  We met lot's of new people and I slept in a tent for the first time in...shit...I can't remember.  Suffice to say...a long ass time ago.  I got a few pics that I'll toss up.

We got lost on the way down, due to my own stupidity and instead of learning from it, I got pissed off and just made things worse.  Oh well, I'm my dad through and through.  Guess I'll mellow out sooner or later.

Last weekend we took a trip down to a little island near the border (Deer Island).  It was a nice trip and the island, although small, was quite picturesque.  I'll have to do a solo photo trip down there.  Hard to stop and take pics when you are in a group ride.


Riding again

Try as I might, I could not get the rear wheel off  my bike.  Even with the enlisted help of my wonderful assistant the tools I had wouldn't make the damn axle nut budge.  Note to self...need tools for Xmas.

So yesterday I dropped the bike off at a local shop and had a person who has all the right tools put my tire on.  It was done by noon and an hour later we were off and running.  Couldn't have asked for better weather.

We hit my parents place to make sure things were alright while they are still on vacation and then went to the in-laws for a bite to eat.  All in all, just under 200 Km on the new tire and it's amazing how different the ride feels with it.

Maintenance note: Rear tire changed at 41,091 Km.



Now to get the damn thing mounted…

Good gods...

If I don't get my new rear tire soon, I'm gonna snap.  I have it ordered, but it still hasn't come in.  It's been over a week since my last ride and it's killing me.  I can't even ride to work.  Also, it's almost mid August...holy shit...