Month: June 2017

June 25, 2017


I started early for a spin from the house to the top of the Linn Cove Viaduct


A cloudy and chilly start but I had the roads to myself!


My brother said he had enough working for the weekend and wanted to do touristy things, so we did a hike and lunch at Mellow Mushroom. This is Hike #21 of #52hikechallenge (been a month since my last hike) But a nice short hike in downtown Blowing Rock to Glen Burney Falls.

June 24, 2017


The day was spent working, replacing wood, stucco work, etc.

Tonight Sam and I tried a short hike from Cone Manor to a field for the sunset. Folks showed up and we had a half dozen folks to watch tonight.


The dog was happy in head high grass.


The sun set and everyone left….


we waited for the bounce. Only one other couple stayed for this part of the sunset!

June 17, 2017


When is the equation N +1 false? Never, but I am having trouble with this bike. I bought the frame used as a pit bike for ‘cross, but it’s just didn’t feel right, so I built it as a travel road bike, but today it was a full 1 mph slower on my normal route. A travel bike is one that I don’t worry about locked on the back of the truck, caught in a rainstorm, etc.

For those not in the know – The perfect number of bikes is N+1 where N = the current number of bikes.