Nah, I'm not getting into particulars about it, nor the child driving me to thoughts of filicide, but suffice to say there is VERY little that will push me to the brink of really wanting to open my mouth and let all the vitriol spill forth in unabashed fervor, but, tasting blood, I bit down on my tongue and saved myself from the inevitable regret I would have had to endure afterwards. However, the gnawing frustrations feverishly devouring my gut may take some time to abate. Such is, I believe, the true tenants of parenting, the inevitable clash of ones own knowledge of right and wrong versus the burgeoning personality and morality construct of another human bound to you by blood. One you feel an unwavering responsibility to teach, while at the exact same moment realizing, continuously, that they will have to take from it, what they will, in an attempt to define their OWN directions, whether or not it is in accordance with yours!
You just have to pick up the pieces while at the same time refrain from pulling out your own hair!
ANYWHO! This is my coping mechanism folks! Put it all down in words, using modern day ink and parchment to bury it, and move on!
SO, let's steer away from melancholy and veer head long into the day, yesterday! Started out WHIZ BANG, with the Schwinn Sidewinder finding a new home first thing, post haste, Then, shortly thereafter, a returning gent, who has been diligently waiting for the Specialized 29er we have waiting for clearance (fifteen day waiting period after we purchased it) and decided to secure it as HIS before someone else did with a deposit. Then.....the day flat lined! UGH! Always trying to see the brighter side, we did utilize the time wisely and pumped out three new gems! And I mean PEACHES!! First, is another DBS in the form of a lightweight Schwinn Ranger MTB! Very nice and CHEAP!! THEN, it was on to the Dawes Triathlon 21 speed! Oh this one is SAH-WEET!! Lightweight frame, NEW tires, you have GOT to check this one out! After a side step to do some tear-downs to get a few things out of the way, it was on to the EZip Comfort Bike we had gotten in earlier. Once an electric bike, we stripped off all the motor guts and controllers, and with a few tweaks turned it into a real sturdy 7 speed comfort hybrid! This one is a PERFECT "BIG BOY!!" Having been built to support both the weight of the rider and the motor, it's built extra tough, with oversized hubs, dual wall alloy rims, 12 gauge spokes, and a reinforced frame!! AWESOME!!
Today, I have the Iron Horse Urban in my rack and ready for a single speed conversion! Going with a two to one ratio on it (Uncle Chippie is grinning) and have all the goodies laid out. Once that one is finished, I have a nice 24" dual shock Triax "in a bucket" and two 20"er kiddo rides to keep me busy! I can pray that folks bring me in something more to work on, but given the dark gray clouds and persistent precipitation plaguing poor pedestrians, purloining pleasurable pedaling, perhaps preempting prior promises. I presume poorly.
Sorry....had to P!
OKEY DOKE! With that poorly produced pun, I am outta here!
|55CM DAWES TRIATHILON|
26" SCHWINN RANGER "DAILY BANGER SPECIAL!!"