I actually just watched the first 1 last month. To me it's a tad dated.
The real question is when is opening day (not that I could ride that without ending up in the hospital. )The September Blog Project - #16
I put 6 things on my list this morning, 6 things I wanted to get done by the end of the day. As I sit here this evening, I did all 6 plus I was able to add a bonus one. A subset of those things below.
We started the day with no real plan, which meant I made a coffee then made another coffee. Eventually we went to the park to walk Bear. We know he needs his walk or he's even more psycho than normal through the day. And since we had no driver to do anything else, we got it out of the way before the day got too old.
Below is what he does when he gets hot. He lays in the grass and crawls forward for a bit to seemingly cool off. It was a beautiful morning and a beautiful day. I don't remember but I probably made another coffee when we got home. Assume as much.
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Planters & Yellow Jackets
I finally completed 1 of the house projects that has taken me forever due to the shitty yellow jackets. As an update, I have not totally won. But they are really disconcerted in their home life now. In finishing everything up today, I found 2 more areas where they're trying to next; one on each side. The far side was just 1 pesky guy who actually chased me around. Close to where I'm standing here I found maybe 6 of them burrowing into the ground under a 4x4, which is yet another new side for them to be making a home. That's their 5th location in this war.
At the end of the day, I was able to get the mums in and clean everything up. It is not the most amazing thing ever, but D says it looks nice. I will now move on to something else.
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A Gorgeous Day for a Road Bike Ride
With these temperatures I am really hot on trying to ride the MTB as much as I can these days, which of course translated into a road ride today. Elmo Shrug. I hit up CR yesterday and by the time we got around to it, the day was well on the way to mid-afternoon. D mentioned something about Nassau but neither of us were really feeling that. So we hopped on the road for an hour.
It was a fabulous day out, still.
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Reuniting the Whale
I finished another project today and put the whale back together. I'm pretty happy with the way this worked out even if the body of the whale is a little wobbly still. I think it'll settle in just find as I pack more dirt in the base. I trenched out a groove to allow it to match up with the existing piece. It's not perfectly even but they are now attached, and I will adjust it in time if it's needed.
I wasn't sure I was going to put the time into doing this, but now that it's done I'm sure this is the right direction.
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Bonus B-Line Work
Doing this totally broke the B-line, and you can see the (currently dead) A-line behind this. So right now I have no lines at all. I decided to spend some time assembling the launch into the whale, and you can see those results below.
This may be too aggressive.
If you could get enough speed it would be ok, but there's just not enough room coming into this to hit that launch and connect. I have a structure from a previous wooden build that I may be able to use to connect these 2 pieces. But I'll need to clear out the gap and fit it in there to see how much I need to adjust this. I knew it was going to be a bit of work to make this connect properly. But I'm confident that when I'm done this will roll really well.
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