Posted in October 2012

A tortoise saves the day.

A tortoise saves the day.

The miles read 238 on my odometer.  I was getting decent mileage despite the fast freeway miles of the morning.  I turned onto hwy 79 toward San Jacinto.  Only 12 miles until I get to the shop.  Easy.  I figured I could test when I hit reserve as research for the trip.  My mind wandered … Continue reading

Prep: Packing – the Spare Parts list:

Prep: Packing – the Spare Parts list:

For Tires: –       21” front tube –       17” rear tube –       tube patch kit –       valve stem & puller –       valve covers –       baby powder –       Slime 12V air pump For Wheels –       Wheel bearings (set of 5) –       15 tooth front sprocket –       43 tooth rear sprocket –       Front brake pads For Controls: –       … Continue reading

Prep: Immunizations… the cost of health.

Prep: Immunizations… the cost of health.

In preparing for travels down to Central and South America, I tend to play it on the “safe” side.  I am guessing it’s overkill, that the countries I am visiting aren’t as great of a risk as they once were, but I went to a local clinic (Healthy Traveler in Pasadena) for inoculations anyway.  The … Continue reading