This summer I haven’t posted as I was out riding across the TransAmerica, TransAm, #acatransam! The trail took me from Yorktown, VA to Portland, OR. See the trip, with notes and pix on Google Maps or TrackMyTour.
I am decompressing at present and haven’t even cleaned or performed maintenance on my Rivendell Atlantis: Home 4,143 miles, 0 flats, original tires! It was a sweet bike to take on the road and saved me!
I left my Shoei Helmet on the parking strip when I pushed my bike home from the neighbors house. For those not familiar with Portland (and I assume many other cities and towns), something left on the curb indicates that it is available for FreeCycling. So off it went to a new home in less than the five minutes it took to slip out of my jacket, put the bike up on the stand and walk back to get it. A new friend mentioned New Enough as his favorite place to get an economical but solid helmet and I am going to look into and pick one up. I have the info from the site below. I wonder who else has purchased from here?
Need new riding gear? New Enough is a dealer for many brands of apparel, boots, gloves, helmets and accessories: Joe Rocket, Alpinestars, FirstGear, Icon, Scorpion, Shoei, HJC, Power Trip, Cortech/Tour Master, Sidi, TCX, and Held. From these quality makers, we personally evaluate and hand pick products that provide the best mix of quality, fit, style and value. We frequently offer great prices on discontinued items since we have built a reputation with our sources as being a buyer of large quantities of closeout gear.
All apparel styles have been tried on by our staff and models in our shop and we present them to you with our personal impressions of their style, fit and function. We never present new apparel items with only scanned images and sales verbiage from our suppliers’ brochures. You’ll also know at a glance what sizes and styles are in stock as our inventory is displayed and is always up-to-date.
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One thing at MakerFaire I had always wanted to see was the inside of one of the cupcakes which you can see here. Pretty simply apparatus and I wonder if I could build a Gold Cone out of it?
The following picture is from the front of a bike store in Peoria IL where wife and son are shopping.
If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace
the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges
you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own
path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into
your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because
you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look
up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace
your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart… where your
hope lives. You’ll find your way again. ~ Gilmore girls
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