Posted by on Jun 22, 2006 in Journal

Rochester, NY 6:36 PM My traveling companion, Fe, had 4 new tires installed today. She had been trying to let me know for a few weeks that she needed new wheels, but I just got around to it. I put Bridgestone Dueler Alenza’s on her. The Firestone place took a little longer than they estimated, but the install and the alignment werre worth the bucks. The 1 hour drive to and from Newark was much smoother and quieter and the shimmying went away. I also don’t have to worry about rain storms like I had been. All of those miles wore down my first set of tires. The installer laughed when...

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2006 in Journal

Rochester, NY It has been and will continue to be crazy as I draw close to hitting the road again. Today was my dad’s birthday, many happy wishes to him. The family did dinner. I’ve been putting in a lot of hours at the consulting job which makes packing and planning much harder. At the same time I have car work to do. My new Bridgestone tires arrived today. Getting them installed and an alignment are on the to do list for tomorrow. A lot going on, but I know it will be worth it once me and the boys hit the highway on Saturday.

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Posted by on Jun 18, 2006 in Journal

Rochester, NY 7:55 PM Ah, summer has finally hit the northeast. I type with sunburned shoulders after the second 90 degree day of the weekend. This is when it is nice to be on big and cold Lake Ontario. My sister, BIL, and I ventured into the Lake for the first time yesterday. The heat of the day made the chilly water feel good, but only after a few minutes of adjusting. Pool people would not enjoy it, but lake people do. So the first swim of the year occurred in mid-June. Probably hard to fathom for my friends in the south. It’s funny how doing nothing but sitting outside, raking the...

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Back to the air

Posted by on Jun 13, 2006 in Journal

Gonanda, NY 11:42 PM There I was again, at the flight park, this time staring at a hang glider. I was supposed to go up with the owner. This time no engine. No propeller. Just us, the wind, and the sky. When you trust someone, there are no nerves for new experiences. That was the case here. I had never been on a hang glider before, but my trust in him, his experience, and expertise set me at ease. After signing more waivers, he went over some rules, how to operate the glider as well as the parachute. He is a man of go go go energy and there was no time to waste. I put on a borrowed pair of...

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World Cup

Posted by on Jun 12, 2006 in Journal

Germany 1:52 PM Man, what a bummer that was. I had my ham and cheese sandwich, salad, and yogurt all spread out on the TV tray. The channel was set to ESPN2 and the crowd was in a frenzy. My cell phone was off and the office phone was upstairs. I was ready to finally get engrossed in the World Cup. The US and the Czech’s entered the pitch and the first game for ole’ Team USA was off and running. Well, not 5 minutes in a 6’8 guy towered over us and headed one in. 1-0. Sloppy, non-attacking play by the US followed and I ended the game by going to back work once the score...

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