Thursday, November 18, 2010

Aggie Blue Bikes

I took my mountain bike up on campus this afternoon to get my brakes working the right way. Since I got this bike I have had a hard time with getting it to function the way that it should. It was given to me by my step-dad who had it for nearly 10 years. At the first of the summer I took it up there and they helped me put on new front shocks and it was so nice to have their help and to save all that money that a bike shop would have charged. Well today I went up there to do just a "quick" adjustment but I ended up spending an hour and a half doing a complete overhaul on the rear end of the bike. I smoothed down the brake pads, oiled and greased everything, trued the rear wheel, and replaced the brake lines. It only cost me $4 for the brake lines and housing and that was it. The guys in the shop helped me do everything and it works way better now! Aggie Blue Bikes is free for all students and factory up at Utah State.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I went fishing this week! It was fun to go up the Logan river and catch a couple with my roommate Greg. We only went up for like 45 minutes and we both brought in one each and missed a couple. The weather has been so nice that we weren't even wearing jackets, i just had a long sleeve and was doing great. The canyon get so cold because of the wind coming down but it was an awesome day. Earlier we had been working on my new project, I bought an old moped to fix up. It's a 1980 Honda express, it looks and rides like a bicycle. It is basically an old bmx bike with a little motor and gas tank on the back to make it go. But it has been a fun bike to have around. I have a 1968 Honda trail 90 that I have been riding for a couple years now and they are both just super fun bikes to ride. Both have a lot of character and can be really tempermental. I just got sick the other day so I have been trying to get some rest lately and just get over it, this daylight savings time ending gave me an extra hour of sleep last night that was much appreciated.