Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving was shared by family and friends. It was awesome to be all together once again. It doesn’t happen often enough. Next year seems too far away.

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Rebuild woe…

After the first 20 miles on my fresh R69s rebuild I am sure of 2 things. First, this bike is awesome. Having rebuilt this without ever having ridden a /2, I was giddy with excitement having finally getting her out … Continue reading

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When will I know..?

When will I know exactly what it is that I want to be when I grow up?  I thought by now I might have some sort of revelation.  Perhaps the simple act of deciding would imply that I was “grown-up.”  … Continue reading

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Happy Almost-Birthday Darlin’…!

Our plans for Diane’s Birthday took a detour with neither of us feeling 100% over the weekend…  In spite of our having to re-schedule the celebration, she’s a year older just the same ;-). On to Thanksgiving!

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Waiting on parts…

Fine tuning on the nearly ready-to-ride ’66 R69s has brought me to the realization that my restoration is still missing a few carb bits that will delay the first ride until their arrival.  Seems the duct-tape on the throttle cables … Continue reading

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She lives!!!

The ’66 R69s finally starts and runs nearly well enough to be ridden.  Still needs a little more fine tuning and she’ll be out on her shakedown / break-in run soon.  Very soon.

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Beautiful…

Just not running quite yet…  we’re still getting to know each other!

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Schwarz Schönheit

Ever closer. Tomorrow, I kick her!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations and Bon Voyage to our friends Cathy and Larry (we met touring in China) on their pending departure to join Edelweiss Bike Travel’s first Discover Our Earth expedition. Eight months. Six continents. Twenty-nine countries. Forty-thousand miles. I’ll be watching … Continue reading

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I am afraid…

The wiring is now complete on the ’66 R69s.  Thanks Jim, your help was amazing.  I’m even pretty sure we got it right.  Now the fear sets in.  It’s time to put fluids in it and see if it will … Continue reading

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