Treadwell Overlook

Overlooking things since 1984

Flood cancels walk

We went out for a walk yesterday and the Dredge Lake path was flooded. We
figured it was beaver dams + heavy rain, but it was really a jökulhlaups

Moar flooding:

Holy crap, another porcupine, and with a baby!

Holy crap, another porcupine, and with a baby!

There isn’t much for scale, but that is a very big porcupine.  He waddled under my truck, and I bet his quills brushed the fenders.

The flower is a pansy that R grew from seed!

I scored a sweet Schwinn Twinn Deluxe a couple days ago.  Today is the first nice day we’ve had, so R and I took it out.  It’s a bike that you can’t take seriously, which makes it really fun.

One of the last of the Chicago Schwinns

Score!

Score!

Earthquake

Dang, first earthquake that has woken me up in a long time!

I’ve been cleaning out my garage and decided I should probably sell my unicycle, since I never ride it.  I tried posting a photo-less “Rusty Unicycle For Sale” craigslist post, to see if anyone would bite, but nobody did (so much for laziness).

Obviously I needed to clean off the rust if I’m going to sell the ‘cycle.  I had read that vinegar is a poor man’s rust converter, so I hosed the unicycle down with vinegar, touching it up every so often, for a morning.  Then I scrubbed it lightly with some steel wool, and it looked pretty good at the end.

If the ad is up, it is still for sale

Hanger carnage!

Hanger carnage!

I got a new bike stand, so I don’t have to kneel so much anymore.
Now I just need to find an unbent/broken 9 speed derailleur

I got a new bike stand, so I don’t have to kneel so much anymore.

Now I just need to find an unbent/broken 9 speed derailleur