FORWARD MEN !

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Time to get on, “Follow me”

The manic cabin fever cycle continues and now the forecasters are saying it looks like spring but of course today is April 1st so who knows?

The plan is still the Fence and restacking of wood on both sides to make sure the fence stays upright. A little more fettling this morning and another few degrees closer to the vertical and the first logs are laid ……… but then, “There’s no LP in the bus and the gene man is coming”.

This means moving the trailer, but first change hitches, then jacks up and start Safari and when it finally comes out of hibernation off to the gas station and fill with LP ……. 36.2 galooooons and then back, put into slot and drag the trailer back to parking. Will I ever get this wood moved?

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Well on a different tack the weight is down to 200.4 lbs from 219.8 so that is pleasing and now that this awful wind has dropped there is a good chance that the fitness cycling will return to the menu. Really want to see 199, then 196 or (14Stone) and maybe even 190 as the grand finale. Certainly the breathing and energy levels have improved without smoking and the weight loss and cycling are making life a lot more pleasant.

Gene man came and went, seems some of the adjustments had moved away from the original settings and the air filter was toast which, considering the off road time is never a surprise. My task is to be out there in the cold morning air and see if it starts …….. it doesn’t so they are coming back …….  again!

Now about 1/2 way through the lumber shifting and it would be great to finish that this morning before the afternoon’s pool comp. The wood is finally all stacked, bits picked up and concrete swept. Pool is fun but never really got with it, played 5, won 3 and lost 2 !

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Done!

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Done !

No matter more pool on Sunday at Mancos where neither of us are qualified. No surprise here as we haven’t been over that many times.

First game against Brenda !!!       I’m playing very well and my last shot for the 8 ball is to a corner pocket and her 6 ball is just outside the jaws but I have more than enough room ……. but the 8 can’t resist kissing the old friendly 6 before going in and giving the game to Brenda !! My next game goes even better and I clear the table without any mistakes or maybes. Its a long fight up the losers bench but I win the next THREE games with other people scratching!! Now playing for 3rd and 4th against Nick and we run nip & tuck and with 2 balls apiece Nick puts me back on the table after a “nearly” shot. I clear one easily but the cue ball is about 3″  off my intended position. Well not perfect but I can cut the 12 ball into the middle and return the cue ball off the top rail back to a good position for the black. The shot looks good, but as I watch the white ball’s roll I see the bloody 12 come back into vision having just run round the lip. Nick wins and another annoying 4th place!

Meanwhile the gene people have been back and cleaned the carb and discovered a leaking gasket which they will replace shortly. More instructions for a cold early morning start …… it doesn’t! they will be back again!

A yo-yo week on weight loss and fitness with weight down to 200.4 but then climbing up to 202 before creeping back down to 200.2 over a 8 day period. I believe its called “plateauing” but very annoying but maybe this time I will slide under the 200 barrier. On the bicycle the week started nicely with calm winds or at least nothing worse than light and variable, but the last few days have been up in the 20 mph zone which is NOT to my liking. No matter I’m up to 12.18 and 12.46 for this week’s 2 rides. Windy today maybe tomorrow.

Saturday and not very pleasant having rained hard most of last night, but it is April, and the forecast is showers all next week. Great for the plants and garden and things are on the turn and greening up.

Well, the weekend plan B comes into effect with pool over the road this afternoon and a “last chance” to qualify at Mancos tomorrow.

 

TONY DOWN

 

 

 

One thought on “FORWARD MEN !”

  1. It’s Jose here , been reading a bit around your posts.
    It’s tremendously cheering for me to see that you are still fighting the good battle. And a good example to us “would be ” bicycle riders, I am sure my doctor would be pleased. He’s got me on Blood Pressure medicine, and always recommends exercise. Jolly good that you’ve quit the Ciggies.
    My wife Amelia can’t quit, and she is on Oxygen with COPD.
    In the last few years, since I departed from Trials, I ‘be been doing Vintage MX and some post Vintage. Better results than I had in Trials. I ride a Hodaka Wombat, been riding a Twin Cylinder Honda SL 175 ” The Little Ripper” , and a Suz PE 250
    That can scare a grown man. Also had good luck with an Enduro Elsinore, MR 250.
    The frustration factor has been high around a ’65 Bul Matador, that is always “now it’s running, now it’s not.”
    Camaraderie has been good at this Club, with the exception of 2015, when things got VERY Ugly, with police being called and charges of assault , etc.
    Please say hello to Brenda, I always remember her many kindnesses.
    Will send some pics via text when there’s an opportunity.
    Cheers , Jose

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