Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Around Bend today

     My Mother and I rode around Bend today, we hit every bike shop from here to downtown Bend..
We like doing that sometimes just to see whats new. Did find some new small lights and new baskets. Then rode to Bend Burger company and ate lunch then headed on down to Old Mill District. Found out today here foot sergury has been moved up for next Wednesday, Then she will be down 6-8 weeks..
So no riding for her. We did ride 7 miles today.
I been downloading new songs on my Zune so I can take it riding with me.

            Heading to Tacoma Thursday to help my sister Chanda, finish her back yard. I am bringing my Trike so I can hopfully do some riding around town..staying from Thurs.-Saturday. I do like riding my trike. I cant wait till I get my Eletric motor (someday) NO MORE HILLS...lol

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Munch and Movies

My new trailer is all done,,well done as done can get right now..Its all ready to load up the bikes for the Munch and Movies tomorrow, looks like Me my mom, Brooke and her friend are all going.. on bikes. maybe Trissy and her friend too..They are playing Field of Dreams which is a pretty good old flick. should be nice just being around a bunch of bent heads and bicyclists.
My wife was going to go but they changes her schedule again.. So shes not going now.

Lights all work and even added fenders, they maybe wooden but they will work for now. I am planing on taking pics and posting the Bike ride and of my Trailer tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Night Ride and My new Trailer

Went for a Night ride into Old Mill and Downtown Bend. 6.5 miles.. Very cool and enjoyable ride.
There were quite a few bicyclist out tonite too...Not very many with lights though, I thought that was very unsafe..When the bicyclist without the lights would hit the dark spots on the road way you couldn't even see them.
Even the cops didnt do anything about it, You would think with all the car and bicycle crashes we have in Bend someone would step  up and say something about the No Light Bikers,,...ITS NOT VERY SAFE AT ALL...
The ride tonight included: Me, mom and my daughter Trissy....We also got to try out my new bike lites....They work great..

Finished my trailer tonight too it started out as a 23 ft Camper that was trashed.....So I turned it into a 14ft long flatbed . The sides are closed in about 3ft down it has a plywood deck and tandum axles. This will be a good trailer to haul bikes and use for camping and such,,,

Defintly going to use it this Friday for the Kidical Mass Ride to Munch and Movies, Its goin going to be a huge bike ride. Taking my trailer to the first park then riding to the Movies. It will be over by 9pm.. So kinda late to be riding home...

I will post pics soon....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Building

I am working a my mothers trike today and yesterday, its slow going with my hurt achilles heel, but I ma making hers a bit different, using front 12 inch forks for the steering with 12 inch wheels instead of 20 inch.. we will see how it works out..

I painted the EZ Sun Sport with some clear coat..WOW huge difference, Looks nice and shiny for a rattle can paint job,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

15 mile ride

Got my long 15 mile ride in today. I rode my Sun EZ Sport 2 wheeler..it was a good tough ride up and down hills,. but I figure since I am heading back to work hanging Iron I wont have alot of time to ride, I sure I hope I do. I do enjoy the excerse of it and the ride... Took the Sun EZ Sport down the Mt trail...that was a little rough some of those turns are a bit sharp, too sharp for my LWB (long wheel base) bike the bike kept wanting to slip out from under me trying to turn like that, but I made the ride and I feel good..

Cool Laptop Screen

For the last couple days I been turing my plain laptop into a awesome personlized machine..lolWell to me its pretty cool..

I used Rocket Dock which puts all your icons on the bottom onto a rotating Dock
Then for wall paper I am using a Space Station Observitory awesome looking.
Xion for a MP3 Player
Few desktop Gadgets
shiney search which lets you personalize your search page..
Then to top it all off I am using the Deskspace Cube....AMAZING...its like using 6 windows...3D cube..
Heres a video of it.. Sorry about my voice I have allergies I assume or just losing my voice,

video
So now its all done for now and I like it...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Riding with Mom

Mom and I went riding today, Rode to Subway and split a 12 inch club trio and then off to Fred Meyers
then we rode home.. Mom got tired by the time we were about to Walmart so my wife came to pick her up. I made the rest of the ride home alone..no biggy I like riding. over all it was about 10 miles today.
we had beautiful weather and nice lite breeze..

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Toys I built this year 2011

This my all around utility wagon..So far its been used for grocery Hauling and softball gear.
                                                                                
                                                                               My Tadpole Trike
My 2nd Tadpole Trike. it has issues...lol




Slow Day

Well went to ride my 2 wheeled recumbent and the back rest bar broke. It was broke before so I tried to fix it but I guess it just didnt hold up...So I re did it and seams to work better just doesnt look so good
Cleaned out the garage, did some laundry..cleaned out laptops and backed up the files...Lubed up the recumbents too..WD40 and checked all nuts and bolts since I am hitting the 200 mile mark...

Very Slow day...lol

Tomorrow I am hoping to get some ride time in...

Saturday, August 6, 2011

STURGIS


I BUILT A BOBBER A COUPLE YEARS AGO BUT I SOLD IT AND NOW I WANT ANOTHER ONE. MY WIFE SAID ITS FINE AS LONG AS I AM MAKING GOOD MONEY
I CAN JUST BUY ONE.. I REALLY DONT WANT A HARELY JUST A BOBBER SOMETHING IN THE 650CC-1000CC THE BEST LOOKING BOBBERS ARE THE YAMAHA 650 OR EVEN THE SUZIKI GS. IN MY OPINION
THIS IS MINE I BUILT 1980 GS850
HERE IS A LINK IF YOU WANNA SEE IT BEING BUILT.

WAS AN AWESOME BOBBER,,CRAZY FAST AND SOUNDED GREAT
I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HIT THE RALLEY WITH MY OLD BUDDIES.
THAT WOULD BE A AWESOME RIDE,

My Recumbents


HERE IS MY HOME MADE TRIKE IN THE DESIGN OF A TADPOLE TRIKE

 
 THIS IS THE ONE I MAINLY RIDE ALMOST 200 MILES NOW




THIS ONE MY MOM RIDES WHEN WE GO. 14 MILES IN ONE DAY AND NOT TO SORE


THIS IS A SUN EZ SPORT I FOUND THROWN AWAY. I REBUILT... IT WAS PRETTY BUSTED UP. IT HAD A BROKE FRAME AND BROKEN REAR DERAILER AND MISSING ALOT OF PARTS. BUT NOW IT RIDES AND LOOKS GOOD

Friday, August 5, 2011

Biking around Bend Oregon

I rode about 23 miles around town, very nice day for a ride right around 78 degrees...
My mom,Trissy and Brooke (my daughters) went on the first ride which was 7.6 miles.
then they went home and I rode another lap ( around town) then mom called and her and Trissy wanted to go again. I rode the EZ Sport not to bad of a ride. needs some tweeking done but over all its nice comfy ride. went on my 3rde lap and rode a few blocks farther and ended up at a car show at the park. Great day for riding, trying to get all the riding I can since I start work in 2 weeks.
Tuning up the bikes tonight, the Sun EZ needs a new wheel so I replaced it with a quick release wheel i had.. then tightened all the bolts and checked everything, doing the same to the trike...

Monday, August 1, 2011

WEB SITE BUILDING

TODAY I WENT TO AN INTERVIEW FOR A JOB AND ENDED RECRUITING A DAUGHTER FOR SOFTBALL...WE TALKED ABOUT 10 MINS ABOUT THE JOB THEN WENT OFF THE SUBJECT ON TO SOFTBALL.. SINCE SHE KNEW I WASNT INTERESTED IN THE JOB, SHE TOLD ME ABOUT HER DAUGHTER WANTING TO PLAY THE NEXT LEVAL OF SOFTBALL..
SO I WENT HOME TODAY AND BUILT A 6 PAGE WEB SITE ABOUT THE TEAM I AM STARTING THIS SPRING..

http://www.wix.com/dongames66/bend-bulldogs#!

HAD A BELATED BIRTHDAY PARTY AND GOT 2 LITES FOR MY BIKES AND FEW CLOTHS,, FUN FUN..LOL EVEN AT 45 I STILL ENJOY PRESENTS..LOL
This is my first blog and post, Here is a little about me..
I am married to a wonderful woman who lets me do what ever I want sometimes..lol
We have 7 kids his hers and ours,, 6 girls and 1 boy and 4 grand babies and one more on the way,
Kids age range from 12-23. We have 2 kids left at home and in school still..
I hung iron for 16 years and now taking some time off to spend with my girls and play.
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I coach Girls softball fast pitch for my daughter, I ended up coaching 2 teams this year. Little League was fun I started coaching a local Travaling team the it was ok just to many parents thought they knew more than me or the other coaches.I didnt care for that to much so next season I am starting my own team called the Bend Bulldogs. Its a 12U Travaling softball team. I do love coaching...

I Snowboard with my other daughter when we have time,.. Shes actually pretty good at it..

 I like building things such as a recumbent Trikes and bicycle trailers and a little wagon I made for softball gear and other things.I am a Tinkerer..
I do like riding my trike more than my Mt bike which I do have a very nice Mt. Bike. It has 27 gears,, disc brakes huge tires and an aweful seat..lol So since I Built my trike I really havent rode my Mt. Bike to much.I have put on little over 100 miles so far. I havent rode as much as I like its just not so fun riding alone but my family really dont ride Bicyles of any kind.

I am hoping to build a bicycle truck I seen on you tube..That would be the greatest bike., save on gas and would be alot of fun to build.
Well I will post to project pics on here tomorrow and see what happens.