Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Wet Sunday Ride

The KVBC ride on Sunday was warm and wet. The group of six started at the Laura E. Richards school on Rt. 201 in Gardiner and followed a shorter route than was originally planned. The pre-ride doppler radar showed a good sized storm bearing down on us and there was no reason to punish ourselves.
The rain started as soon as we began our tour through the back roads of Gardiner, Richmond and Litchfield.
Noteable roads being the New Road in Richmond which gives you a nice long (1 mile-ish) 3% decent; a Tour de France-like uphill switchback onto GrindStone Crank Road; a grape vinyard and views of Pleasant Pond.
We did get some dry weather towards the end and everyone had a great time.
Hopefully next year the loop to Bowdoinham won't get rained out.

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Friday, July 24, 2009


Last weekend Wife and I attended the wedding of an old friend of mine. It was significant because, well not only the wedding, but that it would be the first night that we would leave LilGuns over night with his Grandparents.
We picked up my brothers lady in Cape E. and got to the Portland Club at just before 5. the last guests to arrive...of course. After shooting the shit with my bud's, many of who were in the wedding party, we were told to take our seats by someone.
The entrance of the wedding party began and before you knew it they bride and groom are walking out. Ten minutes start to finish. Let the reception begin!
The three of us went right back outside to the car where I had a few beers waiting in the car trunk. Hey, there is no need to buy 6 moderate quality 4$ beers when I got 6 good quality on ice right out side. The ladies each had a Sam Adams, I had two NewCastles. My brother came out and a few others. They shared some Crown Royal whiskey. Now, primed up we can go back in and have dinner.
The bride/groom first dance was a fun choreographed thing. Best one I ever saw...Something along the lines of THIS.
And the food was good. So, with that hurdle crossed there was nothing to do but feed wife a shot of tequila and dance and smoke a cigar.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Runnin' Again

I was a couple of years ago thathe ridin' mowah broke...Stattah shit the bed.
No big deal really. We just mowed with the push mower. Wife didn't mind (see here) and I didn't mind. We broke up the cutting into 3-one hour segments and got it done. Plus it was good extra exercise and we could play with the dogs at the same time.
But this year, with the LittleOne to keep track of, and all this rain, time is at a premium and keeping the lawn from looking like a hay field has been a challenge. That when I decided to revisit my riding lawn mower/tractor.
I pulled it out from the shed. Pulled off all the body panels. Cleaned out all the mouse nests, hosed off the shit and piss that came with the dirty little rodents and took a look at it. I changed the oil, and looked it over and then decided to take it up to the guy. I wont say it was beyond my ability to fix it, but it would be worth the 150bucks to fix. So the guy replaced the starter and a fuel line that had split from age.
We got it back home and now I can cut the grass...the whole lawn, in about 40 minutes compared to 3 hours. And I can drink a beer while I do it. Life is good.
oh yeah, the sweet custom paint job?...i did that meself with an air brush gun.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bug Zapper

We live in Maine. We have bugs: mosquitoes, black flies....the usual. Because there are so many you gain skills like how to grab and squash a mosquito with one hand or expect a sudden swat to the head from your wife and appreciate Bens100 like a fine cologne.
But this past weekend my mom brought over a new bug killing device. The Bug Zapper. A tennis racket styled, battery operated, electronic bug zapping device. I made a quick video. Check it out.
You'll want one.

So after seeing this, the first thing I think of is, 'lets get someone to zap their balls with it,' JackAss style. Who first? Haha.