Tuesday, 23 October 2007
Here are some pictures of the home brew clamp for the headlight. Materials list is: 1 piece of red shrink wrap tubing, 1 hose clamp, 1 patch kit. Cut small holes in hose clamp to allow screws for old headlight clamp to pass through. Attach hose clamp to headlight. Put shrink wrap tubing on hose clamp. Cover fastener heads with patch kit (blue), and slip ends of patch kit patch into shrink wrap tubes. Heat shrink wrap tubes. Fasten headlight to handlebar. Go riding (at about 15 mph - this is no time of the year for hard efforts) down to Haines Point. Get passed by SuperDave going about a buck 20 (what is it with that guy?). Return home. Get nearly run into by girl running in left lane of path across from Kennedy Center. Get sworn at by same. Spend 5 seconds wondering "WTF?" Ride home wondering about all of the people who have super boring jobs and consequently spend all day on their cell phones. Think about how unlimited cell phone minutes are changing the intellectual lives of same - is there now a tide of ideas flowing around, a rich intellectual discourse, or is it at the level of People Magazine.
My excavation contractor, who lives in God's Country out on 66, saw the group on Saturday, riding up Mt. Weather. I asked him "did you see me kicking ass?" He said "man I didn't see nothin' but a bunch of skinny guys doin' s**t I'd never do." He goes about 260, 275, so his definition of skinny is somewhat (ok, highly) relative. He lives about a mile away from the base of the Blue Mountain Climb and has no idea what that giant Homeland Security installation is at the top of Mt. Weather, either. He shoots a lot of deer.