Cherries and Almonds
Having a little snack, out in the front yard shade cave. Fresh cherries, raw almonds and Cranberry/Pomegranate juice mixed with tonic water. I figure I deserve a little treat.
Since 7:00, this morning, I have repaired a severely bent derailleur hanger on a LeMond Zurich (it was on a trunk rack when the car was backed into a concrete retaining wall), did laundry at the laundromat (and bought an old Takara mtb at the thrift store, which is in the same strip mall), chopped down a tree which was growing too close to the neighbor's fence, trimmed the shrubs next to the sidewalk, mowed the front and back yards and varnished the wine crate mounted to the old 3-speed conversion cruiser I built, last year.
I had loaned this bike to the gal who was renting the house to the south of me, last Spring, and just got it back a couple of weeks ago, since she was moving to Boston. It has sat outside for a year, but fared pretty well with just some rust on the chain to show for it. It needs a tune-up, and the wooden wine crate was beginning to dry out. I figured I could tune it up, any time, but a nice 80-degree day with no rain would be a good time to get the wood sealed. So, out came the can of Spar Varnish and the brush.
I prefer to hang out in the shady front yard, this time of day.
This bike has a lot of what I consider to be cool features, notably the lugged frame, cast fork crown and metal head-tube badge.
There can be only one!
I've not ridden a bike, today, other than an approximately 100-yard test ride on the LeMond. I'm thinking I might get out for a night ride, tonight, and get some evening coffee. Or, I might take a nap. It all depends on how I feel by the time the sun goes down, I guess.