We were really excited to put some new foundation down in one of the main rooms and through/into a bedroom. It totally 600 square feet with a few odd corners and crops to get around. There was carpet down, but it had all of its life taken from it; it was no longer secured to the floor in spots, a few noticeable stains, and the like.
Anyway - it all turned out great. I have a bit of fixing to do on the pop-up bar cover on the floor. But for now, a mat will hide those errors and miscuts. My transition from a bit of a hallway and into a room, then back into a closet went seamlessly!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The quality and composition of the bicycles makes so much difference. I was riding an all-mountain type bike with 5 inches of suspension on the rear wheel and of course shocks on the front forks. You really have to use the bike to your advantage. It will ride over rocks and logs with ease. You have to trust it to do so, and keep your speed up, but they mostly will do what you ask it to do. Lower the seat. Lean way back. Keep hard on the rear brake - easier on the front....
Trevor rode his down hill bike all the time. It was much heavier (45lbs?), lacked climbing/granny gears, and had more suspension at the rear. So a bike such as this somewhat glides or slices over the west coast hinderances.
So Rossland would boast 150km+ of trails within 10km of its downtown core. These trails are over and through the wickedest terrain..... They are well marked, mapped, ridden, walked, and enjoyed by many. They are multi- seasonally used as well.
A group around Goderich is trying to put a 5km long trail from Point Farms to the airport in Goderich. The land is significantly more viable to put a trail in terms of its geological properties - but it is on the outer shoulder of a highway with a good volume of traffic.
But my point - There seems to be a bunch of reservations and obstacles putting in 5km of trails around here - and out west the abundance of trails and the support of build and maintain them is unquestionable. It is too bad.
Posted by DRM Exploits at 11:54 PM
A six to seven foot gap we jumped a few times at the ski hill. This is video of Trevor hitting and clearing it no problem - Same went for myself, but with only a bit of a problem... So I did it 3 or 4 times and then had it under control.
Posted by DRM Exploits at 11:30 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Lots of good times out here. We've all been biking and swimming, huckleberry picking, and spelunking. I have added in a few runs. I am glad I have a great base of fitness as being out west with less than ideal cardio is not a wise move... I have mostly been able to keep up and be on the wheel of the younger Macaulay. All has been really fun and exciting.
The weather has been sooooo terrific. Hot. Sunny.
The food has been delicious and the drinks cool and plentiful.
Molly has had a great time. She actually has had pictures with her cousins back in July of 2012, but this time it is much more real.
Posted by DRM Exploits at 1:20 AM