It’s Spring! roundup

It’s looking to be a pretty sweet Spring, if I can just get myself healed. I put together the hammock N gave me for my bday last Fall, and have gotten to relax in it just a little bit, as you can see…

I’ve also gotten into bread making a bit. Well, today I’m making my second batch. This is sourdough, and it came out great. In the first one I forgot to add salt, so it was really just flour and water (and starter). This time I got the dough down, and I think it’s going to be awesome. This is from the first batch.

And lastly, I went to work on my bike, broke my last tire iron and saw a problem with the tire so I took it down to the Alberta Bike Coop, a great place. The guy noticed bigger problems with the wheel and it needed replacing, so I was down with that. To make sure the freewheel fit I grabbed the rest of the bike and took it down to the shop, where he noticed that the frame was actually broken. Bummer. So I donated the bike for parts and took off. Happily today is the end of REI’s 20% off sale so I cruised down there, found a bike a liked and bought it. To top it off, there are some blemishes on it (they’re in the picture, but you can’t really see them on the upper tube in the decal), so they took off another 10% giving me a heckuva deal. I got the Novara Express, and as you can it, it’s a pretty little machine.

I dedicate this post to my old Univega that got me through so many miles, it was a great bike, reliable and fast. It was an 80’s road bike I picked up in ’95 for eighty bucks.  Oh yeah…and I’ll be kegging up a batch of honey wheat ale tonite also.  woohoo!