Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Meet Ms Moneypenny

Loaded up on the trip home
It's almost Thanksgiving and there isn't a lot of sailing going on in our neck of the wood.  So I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce you to a new piece of boat equipment....sort of.  Meet Ms Moneypenny, my new boat folding bike.  Actually I have had her for a little while.  We have been getting acquainted as I get used to riding a much smaller (wheels and frame) bike.
Danger - Stay 500 Ft back
Today was a lovely fall day with temps close to 70 so I pulled out Moneypenny and we popped down to "the Village" for a few items from the grocery store.  Amazingly she can carry quite a bit.  However my ability to bike back up a small hill on the way home with the full load is in I usually have to get off and push near the top until it flattens out.   Oh well. 
Building a padded bag so she can be folding down and greased for storage.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Winterization on the Lake

Sailors slowly started to arrive mid to late morning.  Their walk down the dock didn't have the normal spring in the step...."I'm going sailing today" quickness to it.  Even though it was a beautiful fall Saturday, melancholy was in the air. Talk was quite and reserve.  We were all there to do a few last minute projects, winterize and/or pull boats in preparation for the long winter and NO lake sailing.  Ugh!