Sunday, December 20, 2009


We got a humdinger of a Nor'Easter snow storm dropping one to two inches per hours over the course of 12 hours. Lucy our Welsh Terrier didn't know what to make of it at first, but once she figured out the fun of snow, there was no stopping her.

Wifey did a wonderful job shoveling. She loves to do it and I love that she loves it.

The two older dogs, Jenny the Pit Bull and Pretty Polly Pointer, wanted no part of the snow.

I purchased a set of fenders for the SS at REI and may install them. But then again, what is better on a snowy winter Sunday than watching old movies? I may just plop in front of the tele for the afternoon.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter Preview

After last nights ride to the polls I really was itching to use the SS for commuting. The weather postponed that till at least tomorrow.

A fast moving winter storm gob smacked us today. Heavy snow for a little over an hour blanked the area. The decision to walk the usual morning route found me a little past the halfway point when the change over to rain occured. I made it back to the office just in the nickle of time.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

SS Voting

Today is the primary for Senator Kennedy's replacement. I was going to stop on the way home but decide it would be a pretty good inaugural ride of the SS.

I had it finished last week but installed 44x16 gearing. That 44 on the front stopped me, from even the smallest hill, in my tracks. I could not find a smaller (say 39-40) chain ring so I installed an 18 on the rear wheel to gear it down.

After voting I decided to keep on riding and continued to the town center for a cup of coffee with the old timers. Our local Mickey D's is very retro and looks pretty neat. Especially with some decoration in front.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SS for Commuting

An old Raleigh 10 speed came available a couple of months ago. After dismanteling it to to the frame and rebuilding from scratch almost, it will be ready this afternoon. The only thing I didn't attempt was to redish the rear wheel.

Just in time for the full moon ride.