Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sometimes "Good Enough" is Good Enough.

Well, it's not 100% done but that's as good as it's going to get before the Harvest Classic and 100CC Fun Run this weekend.

I would've liked to rebuild the front forks (leaking seals) and put a few more miles on her.  Also, I'm not 100% confident in the petcock gasket so I'm bringing a "back up solution".  But it runs well, I'm out of time, and exhausted....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thanks again, Dad!

One of the many reasons I love my Dad: he still takes care of me, even posthumously. 

I've been working feverishly every night for the past two weeks getting a bike ready for the Harvest Classic this weekend. Tonight, when putting on new tires, I destroyed the Cotter pin for the rear wheel. A small part, but important nonetheless. 

Stores have long since closed for the evening, so I decide to check in the "junk drawer" of my Dad's old tool chest... sure as shit, an unused Cotter pin in the exact size I needed. Damn thing's probably been in that drawer longer than I've been alive. I love you Dad!