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Vroom, vroom!

For the first time in months, I rode Rhonda, my motorcycle, in to work. Oh, how sweet it is. I was going to go out on a ride a month or so ago, but when I went to take her out, I noticed that the front fork lock was permanently stuck in the locked position. At least one of the tumbler springs in the lock had popped out, and the lock was unusable -- I couldn't even get my key in it, much less turn it. So my bike was permanently locked.

Time passed as I tried to decide what to do, and when I'd have time to do it. About a week or so ago, a friend of mine agreed to help me out. We decided that the lock was broken and would need to be replaced anyway, so he just put a metal bit on his drill and drilled it out. So now I can drive my bike safely without fear of the front fork locking by accident or anything. But the bike wouldn't start -- the battery was not quite strong enough to turn her over. Not too surprising, since it had been sitting for a few months.

Last night, I put the battery on my trickle charger. This morning, it was all charged up and ready to go. About fifteen minutes of fiddling about, and it was installed again and I was on the road. I think I'll be able to get a few more good rides in this year before it becomes too cold.

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mouseesuom
Nov. 9th, 2003 06:54 am (UTC)
Good morning. I found your site and consequently your LJ on the nanowrimo site. Added you and wanted to say hello. :)

drmellow
Nov. 9th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC)
Glad to meet you, thanks for stoping by! I've been very bad with my NaNoWriMo this weekend -- I was hoping to get back on schedule, but I didn't even sit down at my laptop yesterday, so I'm a few thousand words behind.

However, I've got the rest of today to mess with it. I think I can catch up, and even get a little ahead. If I can get back on schedule, I'll be due to finish my novel around the 25th.... Anyway, if you're interested in keeping up with my novel's progress, you should check out drmellow_novel.
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