Friday, July 10, 2009

Up In The Mountains

No, not me, I didn't even ride today. But, I did watch the Tour de France this morning. Almost all of it! The last hour was the best, climbing the final mountain. But it was real purty seeing Andorra. I must confess, I though Andorra was some backward little country of sheep herders. Boy, was I wrong. Again. It looks like any other developed European country. With some very spectacular scenery, too. If I traveled, I certainly want to go there. But maybe I would read up on the place first, so as to not look the fool. Again.

After a very courageous interaction with the U.S. Treasury, and then activating a rebate card, I walked up to the library to return a book, and get a couple more. Then I walked up to the Farmer's Market. I've never been to one before. They had lots of purty food and fragrant flowers. And chips, yah, the chips looked good. I guess if you like to eat, and are allowed to, you could get some good stuff there. Me, I can exist on frozen pizza.

I needed a picture of an MG T-model, and conveniently there was one parked across the street from the Farmer's Market, so I took a couple snaps of it.

2009July010 MGT 002

Hey, is that the hole for hand-cranking the engine? Why, yes it is!

2009July010 MGT 001

In researching this puppy I found I was confused about the differences between the TC, TD, and TF. This one is definitely a TC. LATER: Maybe not. Now the fenders look like a TD with wire wheels. I wonder if it is a replica? MUCH LATER: I consulted an expert, it's a TD.

I continued along to Performance bicycle shop. I played with the light display till I could favour them with my custom. I purchased a three-pack of ProLink Chain Lube.

I then headed home, secure in the knowledge that my chain lube needs are satisfied for the rest of the year.

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