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August 12, 2017

HOG Ride

Last Sunday I finally got to take a break and joined a Concord HOG Chapter ride. There weren't many attending as a lot were on vacation, but I prefer small groups anyway. We met up a 10 at the dealership then took a circuitous route that eventually meandered past my place and over to Peterborough, where we stopped for lunch.

My bike is closest to the camera

Bikers in peterborough

I asked Darlene to take a picture to prove I was actually there. I stood behind her trike, so am a bit hard to see.


Bikers in peterborough

After lunch, many of us split off to find our way home, while others continued on for a couple more hours. I chose to ride home in the company of two other members; one of which stores her trike in my town (although she lives elsewhere) and another trike rider who was headed back to Concord. It was cloudy and cool so I decided to wash and shine the bike up a bit. As I finished, the sun shone a bit thru the clouds - she cleans up nice :)

 

Bike wash front fender
Bike wash front fender

Posted by Bogie on August 12, 2017 at 06:45 PM in Motorcycles | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 05, 2017

Yard Art

After the doings from last Sunday morning (see previous post), I went to Tractor Supply to get cat food. I always have to wonder around and see what they have and have lusted after some yard art 6' tall metal windmills in the dark bronze color that I favor. I even knew exactly where one would go. However, I was not willing to shell out what they wanted, so I have always just looked.

Well, last Sunday they had a sale and although the windmill I really wanted was only $10 off, another was $25 off. The only difference between them was the motif (I wanted the horse, the cheaper had choice of doves/rooster). Ah well, not like I was going to be looking at the tail of the windmill much anyway. So, after much internal debate, I grabbed a cart and the windmill made its way to my car.

After getting groceries and putting them away, I started putting together the windmill. And in short order, I had it in place.

Windmill full picture-trnd
Windmill full picture-trnd

Blades are turning slowly in this pic - not that you can tell.
Windmill full picture-trnd
Windmill full picture-trnd

Naturally, we have had perfectly still days for the last week. So still that 80 degrees feels much hotter. So, I'm guessing we won't have any wind until I have to take it down for the winter.

Oh, and at the base of it is a whole bunch of the iris from Cop Car that I planted Saturday afternoon (use your imagination since they are just rhizomes right now).

Posted by Bogie on August 5, 2017 at 05:28 PM in Yard Work | Permalink | Comments (4)

Truck Housing

A couple of weekends ago I emptied out the shed, prepared a new, level rock base closer to the tree, and set up a sliding system to get it there.

Shed move set up front
Shed move set up front

Last Sunday, a crew of guys came in and moved it into place.

The reason I wanted it moved was because I had arranged to buy a couple of Concord Hog Chapter members' used tent garage (and she is in LOH too). The deal was I would pay them to deliver and set up - oh, and move the shed since it sat square in the middle of where the garage would go. The Hog members had used the tent garage for years, and ordered a new cover last fall, which arrived in January (it was special order for a discontinued frame so it took months). In the time it took for them to finally get the cover, they decided to install a real metal garage, so the tent garage was no longer needed. I had been looking at both tent garages and metal garages anyway and overheard a conversation at a meeting about how they were going to put it on CL after the metal garage was up. I expressed interest and went to look at it in April (I think - early spring anyway). I explained my needs and we agreed upon price, and the rest is history.

So, once the shed was in place, they proceeded to set up a tent garage.

Shed moved and garage frame started

Blake, a HOG member is next to the metal shed in this pic
Shed moved and garage frame started
Shed moved and garage frame started
Shed moved and garage frame started

In a couple of hours the garage was complete and the truck was safely ensconced in it. This 13 x 20 tent garage will save me so much time in clearing frost, sleet and snow off the truck. And added bonus, as a "temporary structure", no added taxation :)

Tent garage with truck complete

 

Posted by Bogie on August 5, 2017 at 05:14 PM in House Work | Permalink | Comments (2)