Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New bike is here

Finally, the Fuji Outland arrived.  I would have preferred to buy a Specialized, but, the budget wouldn't allow it.  Anyway, its probably not a good idea to commute on a Specialized.  I made up a new rule for my bike - the eyeball rule.  That means that I will always have my bike within sight.  After losing three bikes, as well as two wheels, to theft over the past few years, I think that may be the only way to prevent it. 


I do have to put my bike together - which is a pain in the butt!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Scripture of the day

Wherefore, ye shall remember your children, how that ye have grieved their hearts because of the example that ye have set before them; and also remember that ye may, because of your filthiness, bring your children unto destruction, and their sins be heaped upon your heads at the last day. 


Jacob 3:10

New bike on the way

Well, I ordered the Fuji Outland because it was a good price.  Hopefully, it will be here in time for my birthday tomorrow. 


I also decided to donate the old Saturn to the Utah Kidney Foundation.  I get a $500 tax write-off, which is more than the car is worth.  Isn't it interesting how, when you clean things out, it almost feels like you're going back in time.  I found papers that were a couple of years old and then, at the bottom of the trash in the trunk, I ran into some old CD's which I haven't listened to since 2004.  


I bought the Saturn in 2004 for about $4,500 so I certainly got my money's worth by driving it for 13 years.  That car has crossed the country multiple times.  Its taken me to New York and Los Angeles, to Virginia Beach and Huntington Beach, to Phoenix and Yellowstone.   Its taken me through paved highways and barely drivable desert expanses.  It has hardly broken down and has surprised me by pulling through more than a few sticky situations. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Snow in May

I can't recall having snow this late in the year - May 17th.  I was hoping that the snow would be gone by the beginning of March.   Winter is holding on for dear life.   

Saturday, May 13, 2017

New bike is here

Finally, the Fuji Outland arrived.  I would have preferred to buy a Specialized, but, the budget wouldn't allow it.  Anyway, its probabl...