Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Early Edition

I need to get out.
In fact I'm getting out.
Today even.
There are signs that you know it's time to hit the road.
I keep my rides logged on a calendar, so when there's like too many blank spaces, that becomes a sign.
The other is this:

Okay, that may also be a sign that I need to do some ironing, but once my bicycle becomes some sort of household fixture, I know it's time.
It's pretty sad when your rims collect dust.
Only on one side.
I've also been thinking about where and how them bicycles are parked, there in my living room.
The arrangement is not optimal, for to get to one bike I usually got to move the other bike and it's also getting sort of crowded there in the corner and I can't get to my CDs and some of my books.
So I need to build me a rack.
I was going to do a wood rack, cause I can work wood over in the gara- uh, studio, but now that I got that welding class I'm sitting in, I can use the MIG to create something out of steel.
A nice little two bicycle rack to fit in that corner.
I'm still working on a design.
Nothing fancy, just something to hold my bicycles up.
I also took that old frame I had sitting around and gave it to some of the students in class, for them to fool around with:

I'm interested to see what they do with it, some wanted to start cutting it up, others want to try and fix it up.
The seat post and fork were like frozen on there, but we managed to get the headset loose so maybe they can actually do something with it.
That there is the "before" picture, I hope to have an "after" picture later.
Interesting watching these kids work, most have no clue about tools and how to use them. I mean I had to show them how to use a pipe wrench on the threaded headset as they looked sort of lost as how to go about it.
I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do.
Anyways, that's sort of my next project, the Flat Tire Bicycle Storage Solution(FTBSS), hopefully I can get that started this week.
Once I figure out exactly what I'm going to do.
Meanwhile I need to go and unstore my bicycle.
Before it becomes a permanent fixture.
If you know what I mean.


Steve A said...

Don't fret. It's been a full week between rides on the bike with no name.

limom said...

Is that like the bicycle you ride through the desert with(not so obscure Eagles reference)?
You know, you really need to ride that blue bike past/through some cows.

limom said...

For the sake of science I mean.