Tandem riding: it’s been three weeks since our last ride on the tandem.  Not good.

Erickson loaned to the Gals from Bend: They missed the podium by 20 seconds with a solid 4th place in the Thursday Paralympics Nationals Time Trial, but Saturday’s road race will play to Laura & Rachael’s endurance: keeping our fingers crossed that they score some hardware.

On The Border:  Amazingly, we’ve been doing a Friday night “Date Night” since Debbie and I first met back in 1991… and usually a Saturday Date Night.  However, given my OCD tendencies we stick to the same joint until that joint goes away.  For Friday’s it was Rio Bravo until they were bought out by Applebees who figured out how to ruin Rio Bravo in only 6 months.  After being  a bit lost, we adopted the recently opened On The Border in February 2001 and have been going there every Friday (and sometimes 2 or 3 times a week) ever since.  Let’s see at an average of $32 – $40 a visit x 52 weeks x 10 years…. yeah, we’ve paid for the bar we sit at.  Wouldn’t change a thing!!!

Work: Sucks

Back Yard: Oaks are  gone, stumps aren’t. Our “part sun” and shady plants that were thriving in the shade of the Oak tree’s canopy are struggling with our 94°F scorchers.  But, nice T-storm tonight and more in the forecast for the next 10-days.

Debbie: Love her dearly…

4th of July Weekend: Plans now a bit in doubt, but not yet giving up hope. We’re supposed to do “Club Patterson” next weekend, then a few days with my folks before heading to the Jersey side of the Delaware River near Philadelphia for the Tandems East Tandem Weekend, but it’s all part of a bit “watch item” until some additional information comes forward towards the end of this coming week.

Suggested Blog Posts: Got some good stuff from the ‘Two Rogers” here in Georgia and our friend Ed from Virginia shared a link to a YouTube video that is an eye opener for folks who don’t live in an interesting urban area… urban as in New York.

Garage Sales: Suck. What else is there to say. There’s a fine line between “throw it away”, “give it to Goodwill or AmVets” and see if we can’t sell it.  That line is the 50% off-line.  No matter how you price an item at a Garage Sale the selling price will typically be 1/2 of that amount except for the $1.00 and lower priced items.   People are also being a lot more tight with their $$ and not a single shopper of the 200 or so who visited today was interested in cycling ‘stuff’.


About TG

I've been around a bit and done a few things, have a couple kids and a few grandkids. I tend to be curmudgeonly, matter-of-fact and not predisposed to self-serving chit-chat. Thankfully, my wife's as nice as can be otherwise we'd have no friends. My interests are somewhat eclectic, but whose aren't?
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3 Responses to Snippets…

  1. Chris says:

    Selling cycling stuff @ a garage sale is a best a shot in the dark.

    Probably have better luck with eBay (I’ve used it for a few items.)

    • TG says:

      Actually, it’s analogous to shooting blanks… But, you never know. I sold a pair of bikes a few years back as well as some other cycling stuff. But, not a single thing this year.

  2. Chris says:

    The eBay marketplace is big enough that if you don’t sell you know you either put your price too high or its worthless.

    Lately I’ve been donating cycling stuff to the “Bike Kitchen” run by our local cycling advocacy group. Some of it they sell, some of the parts they use to build up donated frames they sell, and other stuff they use in their maintenance classes.

    Better than Goodwill, IMHO.

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