Yeah, this has been the longest time in one place for some few years... and honestly... I don't like it. I'm too accustomed to movement I guess... buuuuut... I think it's probably done it's job... and the "numbers" are looking a lil' stronger for the future.
As is usual... Got diverted from my current task for a couple days... and today it's spittin' rain again so unlikely that I'll get that last brake done until maybe tomorrow. Wrenching in the rain just don't tickle my fancy.
I wonder if the weatherman ever looks out the window before he makes his daily predictions? He could save himself some embarrassment. Sure glad he was doin' better when I was layin' out the roof maintenance!
Only have but one wheel left to R&R the brakes and bearings on ... then a quick brake test/adjustment and that'll be ready to roll... a few other odds and ends to get locked down to be ready to haul out probably on the 15th... heading for Sydney Montana and the Beet Harvest.
I'll be leaving the bike sitting in Evin's garage while we go north. Load her back up on the way south in November. Be the longest we've been apart in all those years as well :-P
No sense in hauling her up where she'll only sit on the truck. There won't be any riding up there... just piling beets. I'm hoping for no big loss of work there either. There's been rumors of a lot of lost fields from excessive rain this summer resulting in root rot and other beet maladies.
What the rumors don't say is if that's over on the Minnesota side or the Montana side of North Dakota... Guess we'll find out when we get there...
So... it'll be however long to get the work done...
Then it'll be south, hopefully ahead of the snow. Last year, while we were doing our work in Sydney one of the worst blizzards in a long time roared through two or three hundred miles south of us and wiped out thousands of cattle in South Dakota. All we got was three days of rain in Sydney...
I got here to the farm in the spring, in time for the last snow storm... I'd just as soon be out of here (here being far enough north for significant snow) to miss the first snow storm of the coming winter.
My tolerance for cold and snow got used up chasing cows into the wind... pushing them where they really didn't want to go... at 15 below.
This ol' buster follows the wisdom of the Geese... whose pea sized brains are still wise enough to figure out; North for the Summer... South for the Winter.
Ready for the Road... and miles of miles
Glad to hear the work is nearly done and you will be on your way again.
Good luck with that last brake and yes, they've had a LOT of rain up that way this summer (more than normal or wanted) including big rains the past couple weeks. Hoping for a good harvest none the less....
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