Saturday, April 25, 2009

Carpe Dirtem

Jaden implementing phase one of Project NW Corner.

Which consisted of taking the left half of this juniper out to give the raspberries more room and the new corn bed more sun.

Jaden has done a lot of sawing, with whatever crappy, bent saws we have lying around. His eyes were opened when he tried The Kid's Sugoi saw. I believe the quote was "This thing is sweet, we have to get one". Also, note the custom Martell Webster jersey.

Dabby came down on the train to do some digging. The grass field was being plowed and harrowed so we moved some of that good, loose dirt from the edge to form pump bumps connecting the ditch to the Sarlac Pit section. This time we tried 130 inches between peaks, which seems about right to me.

I bought myself an early birthday present. I'd been riding Milkshake's 24" cruiser for a week and getting really comfortable on it but it developed a few mysterious creaks and I was worried it would disintegrate. So I got my own, I like it even better than MS's Schwinn. It's steel rather than aluminum, the top tube is a little longer and the tires have a lot more volume. The U-brake hardly works at all, though, not sure what I was thinking there. I guess bmx bikes aren't supposed to stop. I'm getting used to the slammed seat on the bumps but I will say it makes it really hard to carry a shovel or beer in one hand.


I notice a shared aestheic in several of my vehicles. Silver and black, rugged and utilitarian.

5 comments:

Cory said...

sweet new ride! what is it? slam a small fork and rear disc brake on it and, cha-ching, one money bike!

Cory said...

nevermind, fitbikeco. i see. nice, very nice...

revphil said...

u brakes are the bane of my polo existence

tiahdactyl said...

Ryan, are you fishing for praise? You are so very rugged and utilitarian. But you're not silver adn black! So get over it already. :)
Nice new little bike man...

the-dolomite said...

Fishing for praise? If anything I was bracing for derision...