Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Final

Oh yes!
Lemme tell you, I'm gonna make up for all them miles I've been missing.
I put a small dent in them miles today as off I went to Chinatown:

I went in Quest for Mango (QFM) and completed that mission.
This time I got the cheapo mangos not the ones that set me back $16 like last time.
I also got hungry:

Dim sum by the river.
Or in local speak: manapua ovah dea.
I also picked up some roast pork, you know, for later.
Colors in the market:

Chinatown has some cool stuff and I gotta go and just walk around.
I actually took my class there a couple of weeks ago but I had to keep track of the kids so I couldn't go galavanting but I did manage to pick up a plastic colander for like a buck.
For the pasta don't you know.
Anyways, I was losing the light so I moved on:

Down by the beach.
I needed to finish the rest of roll of film and there's always something there to get a picture of.
I'm really liking the new to me bicycle, it rides pretty well, though it's not as smooth as my other bicycle was.
At least I don't think so.
Then again I had fatter tires on the other bicycle.
I came home and developed some film, took a nap, loaded up the camera bag and was back out on the bicycle!
Unfortunately I left my film on the couch and only took one roll but I did fool with the digital since I was out there.
More on that later.
As I said, I feel like I'm making up for all them lost miles when I didn't have a bicycle to ride.
Okay, that's a lie because I still have my two road bikes.
Only they aren't exactly built to go galavanting.
If you know what I mean.
More on galavanting later.

Sunday Early Edition

I'm free!
I'm free!
Sing along!
You know, to the song by The Who:

Keith Moon is awesome!
Anyways, yesterday I got on the new to me bicycle and went out on the new cycle track:

Funky picture!
I don't know what happened there as the road is actually green!
I'll do better today.
More on that later.
At the end of the track there is a sort of new bicycle place I wanted to check out.
I forgot to take pictures but it's a one man operation, sort of like the place I used to help out at.
They sell new bicycles but they also do used and they have some parts bins that you can search.
I scored this:

Brand new looking flat bar with a nice bend for twennydollah!
I was so stoked I hurried off without the stuff I bought before I bought the handlebar:

I was almost home when I realized I had left it behind and I had to ride back!
Into the wind.
Which is okay because I had a free ride back.
If you know what I mean.
Actually I just went out to test all the changes I made to the new bars, you know, the grips and shifters and stuff.
Instead I ended up tooling around for three or four miles.
I gotta say right here, I missed being on the bicycle.
I miss going nowhere and ending up back where I started.
I actually miss riding into the wind!
Okay, not really.
Riding into the wind I mean.
Having a bicycle really is freedom.
I started thinking of all the places I was gonna go now that the New Flat Tire Earth Machine (NFTEM) is up and running!
With new bars!
So I changed everything out in like ten minutes:

Now I'm ready for some adventures!
Well I do need some mangos so I need to get into Chinatown this morning.
Stay tuned.