bike show

I went to the handmade bike show in Hartford last Saturday. Let’s just say I was in heaven. SOOOOOOOOO many beautiful bicycles. So many “I want” that I felt like I was becoming boring. Truly some great builders out there. I will become one. Two years ago I looked into frame building classes. And I have been looking for the perfect retirement business. My bike shop. Local bike repair, a blend of family bikes and all road bikes. Located in Griswold or Voluntown. In my garage. and I will build frames. I want to make small sized frames, for us small people. and women. want to make a nice 531 mite, for the discerning female (or male) rider. Randonneur style. I think I can do it for a few years. Yes?

my pics are up at Flickr


Last week when i was driving home, i notices there was a slice of sun on the horizon. My heart swelled with happiness. The next night there was a larger slice. Last night there was a whole orb above the horizon, blazing through the slices of clouds. I may be able to ride after work next week. If i go straight to the forest and have my lights on. Joy
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fuzz head

my grandson is 6 months old.

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yeah so i forget

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Maine is friggin beautiful. Yeah it rained and I got in only one day of bike, not even a full day, a whopping 13 miles. But oh it was a glorious 13 miles.

All I can say is that had I know how far up that hike in site was, I would have opted for the regular site for the full stay. Spent too much time hiking up and down half mile each way. But is was a nice view up there. real nice. 

Schoodic woods campground is awesome. Schoodic woods side of acadia is awesome. I did get some real nice pics, probably will load everything on flickr to use that space. Have a couple I think already on Instagram. I think. uggh.

anyway, I am def doing camping there again next september. and I will do a full week. too nice.

Since then I have explored a campsite in MA, not to my liking. Going to try to see one other one this weekend, way up in MA. I like to drive.

and I need more time off. uggh


vacation at last

monday i head to Maine. It will probably rain all week, but I don’t care. yeah I do care. Camping in the rain sucks. but I need the break from all of this.

Photo a day did not start yesterday. soooooo

photo a day in september?

should i attempt? yeah
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the grands


it is summer

Maximus was born on the 20th. he is precious. Violet is warming up to him, she will have a playmate soon as he gets moving. He is a strong boy, already holding his head up. I just pray Lauren does not start drinking after he is weaned from breast. Like she did with Violet. Like she denies, but I have all the drunk texts. I hate that she lies so much. Wants to be the drama queen.

Jed is back to driving. Has the machine. But only for a year. He will drive drunk again, he will get caught one way, and he will go back to jail to serve the rest of his sentence, but he does not understand that part. I urged him to keep the thing in his car for a long time. If I can advocate to authorities to make him keep it, I will.

Work is work.

No mr mr

Mike is an asshole.

I am riding as much as I can.


the waiting is the hardest part

lauren is having the boy. induced this morning. not heard
 much from her. i stay with Vi overnight tonight, and maybe i take her to see her brother tomorrow. or i come to work. whatever it be, waiting is so hard when you are distant. i can normally wait for something imminent for hours. and hours. but this is killing me!
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