Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Vacation!

Yay!
I think.
I mean I'm sort of going to be busy with the Kailua/Flat Tire Land thing, so it will sort of be a working vacation.
Still, there are some things I hope to do.
For one thing, ride a lot more.
I want to get at least two epics in along with one or two mountain bike rides.
Wait!
You Mr. Flat? Mountain bike? I thought there weren't any mountains in Flat Tire Land!
Well okay, not like mountain bike up some mountains, more like on some flat(get it? flat? Flat Tire? nevermind) trails I've been wanting to do.
My brother has been talking about going around Kaena Point, which has an old non drivable road that goes around the western part of the island.
I also want to go deep, deep, deep, into one the valleys here.
The Pearl Harbor bike path is also on the hit list as there's some things I want to check out again.
If all goes well and I don't run out of gas, maybe another ride Around the Horn.
You know, since I got a newfangled carbon bicycle now.
Come to think of it, that's a lot of riding, more than I've done in the past five months!
The Haleiwa Art Festival is also coming up towards the end of July and I've got no inventory at all.
I gave a lot of stuff away last year so I need to get busy so I can make some bicycle bling funds!
We're also still working on the The Holy Oracle of the Copper Red(HOOTCR) and we hope to have that up and running soon.
I need to figure out a system as I'll be working with two different types of clay and it's not a good thing to get them mixed up.
Then there's a couple of bicycle projects, mainly the Rockhopper and I'm looking at the Celeste Devil.
The Rockhopper is fine as it is:


















I was really diggin riding it the other day, I mean compared to them skinny tired road bicycles, you have more freedom to go where no bicycle has gone before.
If you know what I mean.
I'm thinking of upgrading the drive train to nine speed, which means new everything, or I was going to keep it all vintage seven, but looking for NOS stuff.
No amount of polishing will bring a lustre back to some of them parts.
First off will be getting rid of them pesky canti brakes and some new V brakes are on order.
More on the Rockhopper later.
Anyways, Law & Order is on and it is vacation.
I'll get started tomorrow.
Maybe.

6 comments:

Trevor said...

Sounds like you are going to have a busy...busy...vacation!!

Chandra said...

Limom,
Have a great time!
Paz :)

limom said...

Trevor, maybe.
The couch is feeling really good right now.

Chandra, thanks!

rlove2bike said...

It is flat mountain biking for me also. No mountains here. That non-drive-able road interesting. I would think the scenery would be spectacular.


Having no inventory for the art show means somebody else must have it. That's a good thing, right?

Steve A said...

Think C Y C L O C R O S S ! Best of both worlds...

limom said...

rlove2bike, the scenery out there is nice! I may be out there sooner than I think.

As far as the inventory goes, it's sort of like bicycles: once it gone, I start getting nervous.

Steve A, I found out recently that we have a cyclocross season here!
I haven't had the chance to go see, but I'm planning to.
Keep reminding me about a CX bicycle.
I'll get one eventually.