Monday, April 28, 2008


The weekend may be the physical end of the week, but unlike the normal winding down of things that may occur during a workweek, my weekends are just crammed full to popping with stuff. This one was no different.

Saturday was hectic, I started early at Re-My Sport picking up my new bike. The fitting process was intense, I'm not sure what I thought the fitting would be like, but it turned into an effort of attempting to get mm precision in leg extension, drop, leg extension, and cleat alignment. There were lasers! Honestly, it could have been bs and I still would have been impressed. I have learned one important lesson this year, and that is, don't shop for Bike's in April. The overall bike shopping experience wasn't what I had hopped for, and what directed my purchasing decision was the level of personal service at Re-My. The bikes in my price range are all very similar and choice often comes down to a personal fit/comfort level. So I needed to ride some bikes, and Re-My was the only place able to make time for me to do that. It still took longer then I would have hoped, but I was given attention as a customer, and that was a decidcing factor.

Once the bike was built, fit and loaded, I headed home for a ride before the day started. I never really made it home. I got diverted on route to take some measurements for my parents deck stairs, at which point I was near to Trevor's where I had intended to pick him up, so I just said forget it to driving home first and threw my new wheels on the road. Before I knew it I was whipping past Plum Tree Park PS, and having a ball! The bike was awesome, it felt great under me, I had control, speed, stability, and SPEED! Before I knew it I had covered 10km, in about a half an hour. I even broke the speed limit (in a 40 zone...)

I wrapped up my ride at Trevor's where I surveyed with him his Dad's fence so I could get a full understanding of fence elements for my own estimates. We then headed back to Milton where we measured up my backyard and calculated out the lumber needed for the fence. As if on queue lunch arrived in the form of Pizza from Erin, who hurriedly gobbled some for her and "Morgan" before running off to continue her own busy day.

Trevor and I headed over to Rona and ordered up a pile of material bordering on excessive, and opting for delivery over take home. I'm sure I would have eaten more then 30$ in gas if I had gone back and forth the 8-10 times that would have been required. Note to self, need a friend with a van or truck, chastise friend for killing environment between hauling trips.

We then headed over to Kevin's place. Kevin had invited the "boys" from McMaster, we were down a few for medical reasons, I will spare you the gory details that I was not spared from. So it was Kevin, Brad, Rod, Trevor and I, and we just had a cool day. We played some Rock Band (turns out Kevin can sing... frightening...) went for some Go Karting, and then some drinking, followed by BBQ and Hockey Night in Canada.

It was, too say the least, a very very busy day, but good.

The rest of the weekend involved a little less frantic shopping, riding bikes, and chilling out, and as the next weekend seems closer to this one (as it has taken me days to write this post,) I will close off here.


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