Saturday, September 15, 2012

Weekend's Here

This big old dairy barn is getting ready to take a trip. It's all jacked up and on wheels. It's a little more ambitious a project than me moving the lid for my barn or Surly with the garage mobile but this guy's a professional on a closed course - don't try this at home kids. Actually, I called this guy first when I was trying to figure out what to do to repair my barn. I'm still waiting for him to call me back, by the way. I don't know what the deal is on the barn, but it ended up about a mile south on top of a big hill. Kind of curious about that. Not really a bad photo for a 40 mph drive by, though. I'll see about snapping a drive-by shot of the new home.

I was mowing around the willow tree the other day and just happened to glance up and see this. Some kind of fungus that looks like meringue in person. I need to get a shot of it in B&W before it withers away or grows so large it takes over the whole tree. Anything is possible with the crazy weather we're getting now days. I told the Missus after she made her first trip up the newly completed steps that I'll probably spend as much time this winter shoveling the snow off them as I've been spending mowing as of late.

I saw this one at Rocket Garage. Not exactly the look I'm going for with my Kaw but we're getting close with this one. I should be able to get started this next week in earnest on mine. I'm going to tackle the front end first. I've got a new fork leg and fork seals on the way. I'll get the forks taken care of and then I'll tackle the brakes. Get the front end done and then move to the rear. I'm thinking about widening the rear wheel. It'll be expensive, but I think it'll be worth it. Anyway, I'm moving forward on this thing finally. I'll be riding come springtime. I'm thinking I need to have it finished April 11th. That'll be the one year anniversary of the grabber. While there's certainly some significance to the date, more than anything, I need a "finish by" date to insure I do, in fact, finish. I'm looking at almost 7 months here. No reason I can't knock it out in that amount of time.

And now an unpaid political announcement. New photo of the Ritz bumper sticker on the top right. Here's why: . That dude's gotta go.

Last but certainly not least, the Tempo Matador. The little darlings were made in Germany 1949-1951 and used VW power in the front, rather than the rear. Looks like there's less than ten of them known to still exist in the world. There is a really nice follow along rebuild on the one featured in my last post here. They did one helluva fine restoration - better than new.

That's it. Have a good weekend. Weather here looks just right to be outside doing something - anything outdoorsy.


Becky said...

David wanted me to send you the webpage with the story about the barn move.

It looks pretty good sitting up on a hill slightly south of its original home.

Becky d

Shop Teacher Bob said...

Thanks! If they moved it just to save it, there must be plans to develop that corner. Too bad about that, but the barn does look good sitting up on the hill.