2017-12-01 22:21:54-06:00


    Major construction done.

    Walls and roof are done.. Shingled and Insulated. front back

    2017-11-04 23:14:18-06:00

    Second Story

    reconstruction begins.

    The walls were pre-assembled on the ground and craned into place. The trusses were placed on top. That is as far as the crew got that day, so of course it snowed about 10cm. construction1 construction2

    The next day they started on the trusses. Now it starting to look like a house again. construction3 construction4 construction5

    The roof sheeting is going up, but it will have to wait until Monday. construction6

    2017-06-22 07:22:44-06:00

    Round Forge

    I acquired this old forge through the local guild. It pays to remind people that you are looking. This is built inside an old steel tractor wheel. It is about 36 inches inside diameter. The blower required some oil, and a handle nwo it works great. Now I just need to build a side draft hood for it. Forge

    2017-05-18 12:57:02-06:00

    How Fast?

    One of the most frequent questions I get while riding around is "How fast can you go?"

    The world record for an hour ride on a trike is 70.68 Km. WWW.ihpv.org set by Pieter Pas out of Germany. Their trike is fully faired cygnushpv.blogspot.ca and not something I would be willing to ride on city streets.

    trike Sketch

    I ride a catrike speed. A nice little aluminum frame trike, but no fairing.

    How fast? Well I have had it up in the 70km/h range for a short distance while going down hill. My max on the flat would be about 50km/h mostly I am not concerned with going fast. I prefer just laying back and taking my time.

    It is the ride that is important not the score. What ever bike you like to ride get out and ride.

    2016-10-04 21:52:42-06:00

    Facelift for old site

    If you can read this then I got my website changed over. I had been using some homebrew scripts and templating patterns that I had created decades ago. Mostly because templating engines did not exist yet.

    I looked at a few different static site generators, most were far too complex for what I wanted. Hugo was a good choice but I need the ablity to modify it easily. So I went with staticsite [archive] written in python it uses jinja2 templating and the markdown language. It was very simple to use and closely resembeled my own ancient scripts.