Monday, June 13, 2022

The old man returns once again......

 7:34 am - Monday - June 13th - Likely, CA - 39° F, 74% humidity, wind 7 mph out of the north by northwest....heavy cloud cover today with a forecast high of 58° F.  On this date in 2016 TLE and I were visiting Squaw Valley, CA, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics......↴

The weather forecast called for rain beginning early Sunday morning, and that is exactly what we got around 1:30 am.  I remember waking to the sound of rain on our riveted aircraft aluminum roof and noticing the time.  Rain on the roof at night is such a delight.  As promised by the weather guessers it rained on and off all Sunday, sometimes quite hard, and sometimes driven sideways by the wind.  It was a perfect day to watch the final round of the RBC Canadian Open up in Ontario, Canada.  The final grouping of the day featured Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Tony Finau.....all within 2 strokes of each other...Rory being in first.  All throughout the 18 holes birdies fell like the rain drops here in Likely, CA, and at one point Justin Thomas caught Rory McIlroy at 17 under part, but then Justin bogeyed the 17th hole, while Rory birdied it, and suddenly it went from a tie to a two stroke lead for Rory.  Justin ended up bogeying the 18th hole also falling out of contention, while Rory birdied the 18th to go 19 under par winning by 2 strokes over Tony Finau......a great final round by any standards!

While the golf tournament was in progress I began working on the bike of Kathy (office Kathy), which TLE and I had picked up on our Saturday evening walk around the park.  It is in a state of 'non-function', and in need of some serious tuning, which is right down my alley of expertise.  I decided to completely disassemble the bike, clean and lube everything, then put it back together.  I also needs a new brake cable for the rear brake, and a new shifter cable for the front derailleur, which I happen to have on hand.....

.....essentially this bicycle has good bones, it just needs to be cleaned, lubed, and put back together, then adjusted to work properly.  I haven't taken a bike completely apart in a long, long time, and nothing gives me more pleasure than taking a non-operable bicycle such as this Columbia, and restoring it to full functionality.   

Other than my few forays out to the trailer to work on the bike, TLE and I were pretty much housebound all day Sunday.  The wind, and rain continued into the early evening, with overnight temps getting into the high 30's once again.  Every time we think old man Winter has relinquished his grip he returns for another few days to show us he is never far away.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I think it is neat how you fix people's bikes for them...all kids my age and your age knew how to work on days, not so much.

    And it is not Squaw Valley anymore, it is now officially Palisades Tahoe. (But it will ALWAYS be Squaw Valley to me!)


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