Yeah, you read that right! Captain Balance has finally realized I'm serious about this bike thing...only took 1 1/2 years but who's counting?
I was complaining the other day about having no room for my 2 bikes, my son's 2 bikes and all the gear, lubes, work stand, tools, etc. Right now it is all in my downstairs family room along with my sewing stuff, a couch, woodstove and my treadmill. It is also the main entrance to our home. I just have NO room. We have a big, really big barn but I don't want my stuff in there because whatever is in there seems to become "communal" property to all the in-laws and there friends, a philosophy I don't get because they take stuff without asking, maytimes damage it, then never put it back. This has happened with snowmobiles, vehicle tires, on and on. I'm big on RESPECTing other people's belonging, asking premission and returning it in better shape than you got it. And my bikes, tools, gear is MINE. Selfish, maybe.
My son and Captian Balance have free access to all of it (the bike shop), Bike Boy 2 has limited access to it, because I trust them to care for it all and put it back.
I took a personality test once and this was a main characteristic of my type of personality. DONT take my stapler at work without asking me!!! I have my NAME on my stapler, I will KNOW if someone has used it(joking)! I am the way I am, I don't apologize for THIS part of my personality. I apoligize in advance for the rest of my personality :)
So all this week in the evenings Captain Balance has been milling the lumber. It will be about 21 x 15, heated with propane or oil-drip stove, full electric, lots of windows, a ramp rather than stairs. Bikes stored on one end, work table and stand at the other end, lots of shelves, pegboards for tools. My Space. Captain Balance is calling it my DogHouse, so he can send me there when he's mad at me (What I'd do NOW????). "Michelle, go to your shop!!" my reply "OK!! WooHoo!!" and do the happy dance.
I am borrowing Bike Guy's Sidekick's road bike. It has carbon fiber fork and seat stays, drop bars and aerobars. I don't know how my shoulder will do with the drop and aero bars. I had riser bars put on my road bike, shoulder couldn't handle the weight distribution from the drop bars. Sidekick wants me to buy it, he's outgrown it. It is SOO NOT SET UP FOR ME. I feel way too stretched out on it to where I can't reach the brakes very well. I was going to switch stems from my bike but the cables on sidekick's bike aren't long enough to use my stem. I could go with even or a "little" lower than the seat. Sidekick's bars are 3-4 inches below the seat right now and I still need to raise the seat as it is too low for me right now. I might as well be folded 90 degrees. That is not comfortable to me.
Anywhoo, I am looking forward to getting some rest this weekend. The weather is still POURING RAIN. I purchased some neoprene shoe covers yesterday from the bike guy and I went to Walmart and purchased some waterproof neoprene gloves today. I think I may try to find a waterproof helmet liner with a flap that extends down the back of the head to help keep my long hair dry when I ride in the rain. So far I have only found them in stores in Canada. I will have to see about exchange rates and shipping. I really want to keep my hair dry if possible. it takes forever to dry and it is not appropiate to be soggy in my workplace.
Bike Guy's shop got broken-into. Smashed out the door and frame, grabbed 3 bikes and miscellaneous stuff. Grab and dash. That really makes me mad. It been a rough go for the Bike Guy, bikes damaged in shipping, dropped into water, break-in's. I hope it gets better.