Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Funny Georgia Photos

I've took a few pictures recently that I just have to share.  The first picture was taken at the local BP gas station near my home.  The second was taken during a tour of Lake Hartwell on the Georgia-South Carolina border.  My wife Susan was showing some waterfront property to clients and I was driving.  The last picture was taken during a day trip to Clayton, Georgia and Lake Rabun.

The sign says "Attention Custom Please press the green button to begin the fuel" followed by a  comment written by a "custom" which says "you mean this green button dressed up like a yellow button?" with an pointing to the yellow button with the green border and the second note that says "PRESS YELLOW TO START"
This is a fine manufactured home near Hartwell, Georgia.  Someone has written in black spray paint on the side of the home "anybody Caught  Here Will be Shot"  I guess that says it all.
This is a sign which was located next to the doorway of a store in  Clayton, Georgia.  The sign reads "Swamp People Shirts + Caps", "New Shipment Just In"
I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I have.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My New Bike

Well, it took only five days to go from "hey, I want a new bike" to "hey, I got a new bike".  Apparently my Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is running full steam.

Susan and I headed to the Trek McDonough bike shop in February to see what we could find on the sale racks.  There's no harm in getting last season's apparel at a discount.  Sadly, for size purposes, I wasn't a small child aged 9 to 13 or a 220 lb male either.  Susan found a few things but there was only a yellow safety vest for me.  It was a bit big too but, what the heck, I bought it.

As Susan was checking out the jackets I mosied on over to the bike racks.  What harm could it be to just take a look?  I spied a red and black Trek Madone 5.2 that just happened to be my size.  It looked very nice and reminded me of my first real bike, an all aluminum red 1989 Trek 1500.  Brian, the salesman, was kind enough to get Trey, the mechanic, to put some pedals on it for me.  I took it for a spin around the parking lot.  That's all she wrote!  I (we) decided I (we) should take it home with me (us), so I (we) did.  Susan probably remembered the work I had done on her wheelbarrow and  felt the need to reciprocate.  How could I argue?

I've had my new bike for about a month now.  I haven't ridden my Quintana Roo CD0.1 in as long.  That will have to change with the Peachtree International Triathlon less than seven weeks away.  With my Flashpoint FP60 aero wheels, Fuelbelt bento box, red Bontrager bottle cages, minimalist Cateye RD300W wireless computer, Topeak seat mounted tool bag, and tail light installed, I must say, it looks pretty awesome.  I also purchased and mounted the integrated sensor but haven't bought the computer to use with it yet.

So, without any further ado, here are a few pictures.
Non-crank side view
Crank side view
Seat stays
Top tube (note my lawn cuttin' shoe)
So, that's it!  My new ride.  I hope you like it.  I sure do.

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