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Sunday, April 29, 2007


with only one I head for the waterfall. That's a pretty good description of my life for the month of April. I plan on slowing down a little in May. I want to ride my bike, spend some time with Patty and Lupine in the mountains, and prepare and eat more home cooked meals. The key is to make less promises. I have to learn how to say "I will try to have your bicycle ready on Tuesday," rather than "I will have your bicycle ready on Tuesday." Politician speak.

For everyone who has waited patiently for their repairs or to get helped in the shop, I want to say "thank you." I know I should hire someone to build bikes, but I am not going to do it. I'm a control freak.

It's time for a bike ride.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Winter's Last Kiss?

White on yellow, red
Spring snow covers the tulips
Melting in the sun

Monday, April 16, 2007

Yesterday's Ride

I rode yesterday
Up the trail, up to snow, and
Heard a Spring gobbler.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Logan Again

There is only one problem with keeping a blog. The two or three people who actually read it expect you to keep it up to date. OK. It's now up to date. Until tomorrow.

I've been busy in the shop this week. Many people have dropped by. Most want used bikes, and I do not have very many choices for them. I'm sorry about that. They take time, and I have spent my time lately doing repairs and new bike assemblies. When things slow down, I will try to get more used bikes ready.

I also need to rehearse some music. I will be at the Ibis on Sunday from 12 to 2. I will have some new songs by REK.

Time to go to work. When I fail to post, I'm sure my sisters will let me know. I love my sisters.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

I'm Going Home

I want to say thanks again to all my customers for a great week. I think I did well over a dozen repairs. Three new bicycles and four used bikes went to new homes. Three or four kid's bikes were given away free of charge. Thanks too, to everyone who donates or consigns their old bicycles. I've never worked so many hours in my life. It was more than worth it. There is a great sense of satisfaction seeing a bicycle go out the door that shifts and brakes. It's the form, function, and shear utility of the bicycle that motivates me.

I have always planned to take before and after pictures of recycled bicycles. But, there is just no time. The important part is just getting them back on the road.

I'm going home tomorrow. I will get to see my sisters for the first time in a long while. I look forward to an Easter dinner with ham and potato salad and deviled eggs. I can't wait to see Florida's natural beauty: crystal clear spring runs lined by cypress, Nyssa, and bay, the smell of the marsh at the edge of my lake, and bird songs I have not heard for well over a year.

I'll be open again on April 10. See you then.

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