Didn't mount the Nokie 240's,
so I'm sure that's gonna be the
tire I end up needing,
but not riding.
Let's hope for a snow day!
What actions will have the most impact
What lessons will they learn
What will shape them as adults
Sometimes it's intentional.
But it always feels like a crap shoot.
I would like to think the art and bikes
that fills my life will only be a positive.
But maybe they'll grow sick of art,
and resent it as an adult?
Alot of kids grow up with a bike.
But it falls the way with many toys.
Some may continue with bmx,
until they get a car.
So I commute daily by bike.
Yes. The main reason is pure selfishness.
But I want them to percieve it as
This last year I feel I failed a little.
The little man transitioned
onto a trail-a-bike.
But that was the extent of family rides.
I need to make a focused effort.
Everyone on bikes.
And having fun!
At the last 'cross race of the season,
the family finally was able to attend.
My oldest expressed a great interest
Kind of caught me off guard.
Now I have to figure out a plan.
This week he becomes old enough.
Do I race the combined class,
and stay along side of him.
To offer motivation and keep it fun
(and take continual lasts)?
Then race the next field,
which at full effort,
will net me some more last places?
I'll figure this out while it unfolds
I'm just psyched he might be 'into it'.
And I have to remember he might
walk away from it mid race.
But the first little man
will have his first "real bike" this week!
Where it goes from here, I don't know.
Extra cool was the hook up from my
favorite alleycat mechanic on the bike.
And the team kit from the local club.
There are some great people on bikes!
Eleven straight days of work.
Leading up to the holidays.
It's the same crabiness that takes over
when you're REALLY hungry.
But times ten.
And the mall shows just as ugly face
as Walmart. But then add all the frantic
running around and rudeness
that engulfs you.
I know it's not new.
But this year caught me off guard.
And I struggle to find any enjoyment
with this season.
I think we all need a huge snow day.
Where no one ventures outside,
everything is closed,
and I can sit with a cup of coffee,
and watch the lights.
And then go for a quiet ride.
Not today though.
The light snow flurries means
it's now time to clear off the deck.
A month late. As usual.
Santa's work must be done.
A painting is due.
Some winter 'cleaning'.
Which is a result of digging out
cold weather commuting gear.
I would almost say opening night
was anti-climatic. That accomplishing goals isn't as satisfying. It's
the work to actually get there that feels good.
Regardless. What was the highlight? Two really cool cafe racers in the
gallery. I spent most of my time crawling through them. And
entertaining the thought of a new bike.
The kind of bike with a motor.....
It was a good night for "art".
I like to go into the hibernating time
with a frame
or some parts.
Up until this week I had
But I just got the ball rolling.
Gotta clean off the workbench.
Already took inventory of parts.
And as soon as the holiday season
is over, it's building time!
Will keep you posted!