I do flowers too, but not the lawn I live in a rock house with rock front rail on the porch front, so I mainly put pots there. Last summer I had sunflowers on the ground in front of it. It's across the street from an elementary school, so it was cool for the little kids.I really enjoy flower gardening and flowerbeds don't need to be mowed
Well, this morning I had another delightful adventure - in the f@cking rain - AGAIN!
My long distance ride is a big Honda ST1300 (think Gold Wing - but for bad boys) and with my new knee install in January/2019, I simply couldn’t do the necessary maintenance and repairs this past winter. The bike is 12 years old and has gone ~72,000 km (40,000 miles) and it needed fork seals and bushings and steering head bearings.View attachment 141291 It also required a valve clearance check - which is a fairly significant task. I wanted to ride it this spring and as mentioned, my knee wasn’t up to a lot of time in the unheated DCW. Sooo, I had the work done at a shop (Bob’s Motorsports) in Chatham which is about 80 km (~50 miles) east of Windsor. They did a great job and I got the bike back a couple of weeks ago but they wanted to check the steering head bearings after I had ridden it for a while so I took it to Chatham early this morning under threatening skies because I am taking off on my spring biker buddy trip tomorrow morning. We’re headed to New Hampshire via Peterborough, ON and northern New York.
Well, todays short expedition went great until....I was about halfway home and then the frickin’ skies opened up on me. Man, did I get wet. Oh well, the engine is running like new (none of the 16 valve shims needed to be changed) and the steering head bearings feel awesomely smooth and steady. The difference in overall chassis noise level and steadiness of handling after this final seating adjustment is quite noticeable. Eventually, I got home and stood dripping in the garage for a few minutes. Then I disassembled my multi-layer jacket and popped everything into the dryer.
All good now and just as I was finishing my lunch, the nice folks from Canada Post (Mailman’s northern cousins) delivered Lucille’s new tires - yay! I wonder why the inner tubes (which I ordered 15 minutes after I ordered the tires ) didn’t come at the same time. Hmmmm....
View attachment 141292 All-in-all, a good - but wet - day.
I must say though, that I am really sick and tired of the crappy weather.
I hear ya on the weather, Pete. We've had two pretty nice days in a row..."pretty nice" defined as not raining, not too cold and a little sun.
And I've pissed them both away doing landscaping jobs around the house. Needed to get the new flower bed built and backfilled before my mail-order plants show up. (Below are existing beds, new one is just dirt at the moment)
I really enjoy flower gardening and flowerbeds don't need to be mowed My lawn is overrun with "creeping charlie" and dandelions anyway. If I was REALLY ambitious, I'd skin the sod off the whole damn thing and start over. Fortunately, I have the will power to keep my ambition in check... sort of...
I'm also putting in a walkway from the steps in the second picture out to the road...about 35 feet. Been meaning to do that for about 20 years now.
This might be interesting to you KY boys. The pic below is the most likely of the river ford that's mentioned in the link below, where some controversy took place. Only natural ford in the area, and it's the right area. Behind me is a little steeper and goes up the bank diagonally. Connects to a buffalo road that goes on up the hill. This was a trip on motorcycle so it qualifies for inclusion. Don't let the absence of a motorcycle in the picture deceive you. The motorcycle did not attempt to cross the ford.
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Did you find the lick?This might be interesting to you KY boys. The pic below is the most likely of the river ford that's mentioned in the link below, where some controversy took place. Only natural ford in the area, and it's the right area. Behind me is a little steeper and goes up the bank diagonally. Connects to a buffalo road that goes on up the hill. This was a trip on motorcycle so it qualifies for inclusion. Don't let the absence of a motorcycle in the picture deceive you. The motorcycle did not attempt to cross the ford.
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Technically, there's nothing to find; it just means the ground in the area has a high salt content. Big Bone Lick will make your eyes water though.... Half the towns around here are something or other Lick. The McGary character in that story, he comes up in other Boone stories. It's like the population was so low you didn't have the luxury of choosing only friends who still had their sanityDid you find the lick?
I've got'em and love'em.I'm a member of @Paul Sutton ('s) Buckhorn Gang.
They're OEM Special buckhorns.
Warning: if you get 'em... everyone here will laugh at you. Jus' ignore 'em...
I like the ideaYea i made that suggestion in mailman's restoration thread.
Maybe make this into a Poll to get the lay of the land................
Looks and sounds good ! Lawns can be driven on in fact the driveway to my garage is nothing but poorly maintained lawnSo.... this is the first time the ol' girl has seen the sunlight since 2014. She's not done. Taped on left grip, tank badges and a host of other stuff.... but she can proudly call herself a runner today.
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No insurance, inspection or registration... but she was beggin' me.....