Bakery Quest - a year hacking the US with our kid and dogs.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by szurszewski, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. MrAndMrsZINC

    MrAndMrsZINC zero income,no children... Lots of time

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    Regular jobs suck....:baldy

    That is all.
    Nothing else.
    Just wanted to confirm your suspicions.
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  2. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    I was thinking about this yesterday, and I'm not sure when the last time I had a "regular" job was - even my teaching jobs have been rather irregular. But then I thought, what exactly is a regular job? Not sure...
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  3. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    Sorry to hear the Albany venture didn't work out.

    Ya can just come and live with us. We don't mind.

    Can't have a tiny house due to deed restrictions.
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    They can have mine - I'm retiring . . .
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  5. MrAndMrsZINC

    MrAndMrsZINC zero income,no children... Lots of time

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    The kind of job that makes you wish you had an "irregular" job....:confused

    Or the kind of job that makes you read about people who quit and ride a BMW with a hack all over kingdom come and Daydream about being Josh and Laura all day long until your boss yells at you for daydreaming....
  6. MrAndMrsZINC

    MrAndMrsZINC zero income,no children... Lots of time

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    Lucky ....
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    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Ummpph! :nah
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  8. Old fool

    Old fool Road rider

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    I'm heading through Tennessee next spring on route to - well on route . . .
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    greiffster Adventurer

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    well that's a downer.:(
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  10. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    I think I said this before, but Nancy is amazing, and, well, I'm glad she still lets you hang around because, I guess, you're alright too. My grandmother always says, if you leave the doors unlocked, you never know what might turn up in the basement...


    It's not the best news we've had all week. On the other hand, I can think of a lot of news that would be worse.
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  11. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    Thanks to all for the thoughts and what not - they are very much appreciated.

    Basically spent the last couple of days thinking of other things and helping out with some family stuff around here. One of the great things about having a nearly twenty-year-old motorcycle with a LOT of plastic held on by practically innumerable fasteners is the built-in meditation factor of what should be simple maintenance tasks. Taking advantage of that, I spent a little bit of yesterday putting the new intake boots on the bike, though I have trouble seeing why the shop recommended replacing them as they look fine to me, right? (And I actually did not create those splits taking them off - the bike did that all by itself!)

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    Jeremiah lent a hand from time to time -
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    a usefully-small set of them, in fact.


    Anyway - as I said, I spent a little time putting on the new tubes...and the rest of the day putting the bike back together fixing little things along the way, like this little annoyance we created in Maine

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    - note the use of the BMW-branded special tool - cleaning up bits of the disintegrating wiring wrap here and there, and generally checking around to see what other dealer induced damage needed attention - like this:
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    Believe me, I get that it's a hassle to make sure bolts and holes line up correctly. In that particular instance, for those who haven't had the pleasure of removing the body from an LT, the bolt that goes in there is holding both the gas tank and the frame for the flip-up front saddle, and it's nearly impossible to see if they are lined up before inserting the bolt since there is about two inches of tank and seat frame to go through first. Nearly impossible. Not totally. And it's pretty easy to tell when the bolt isn't lined up because, well, you'd have to torque it so hard it would rip the threads out of the frame, and... grrr.

    Well, in any case, the bike is back together, it's still leaking oil and the shop has been less communicative at this end of the week than they were at the beginning; perhaps I'll just ride back down there Tuesday morning.

    Today, though, we are going to LarkFest here in Albany - at one point, a point that seems long ago in some ways, we'd hoped to have a bakery opened by today, right in the middle of where all that happens - you can read about it here:
    http://www.albany.com/news/larkfest.cfm

    or just watch an oddly silent video of it happening last year



    I think being down there on the day when the neighborhood should be at its most vibrant will be a good way to tell if we want to keep working toward something here, or if we're ready to move on - as per my post above, I'm clearly leaning toward moving on and even came up with what (still - even after a few hours of contemplation) seems like a brilliant idea. Haven't talked to Laura about it yet, so I'd better not talk about it here either - but we'll keep you posted.
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    We need some good French levain bread in Scottsdale, AZ (after taken 17 years of bad habits in San Francisco).


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  13. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    I know of an Inn near Telluride looking for an operator. 14 rooms, bar, restaurant, decent size commercial kitchen for catering...good schools..PM me if you want details.
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    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Oh man, that sounds good
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  16. MrAndMrsZINC

    MrAndMrsZINC zero income,no children... Lots of time

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    ^^^ nice bike. Was the clutch "dealer installed"? Cuz apparently, that makes a great selling point.....
  17. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    You know, there are a lot of great things about the Phoenix metro area. Yep. Lots of great things. And I appreciate the suggestion and invitation, but, I'm not sure it's the place for us.

    PM sent!

    Right? No idea how to operate a bar, but ... well, don't tell that mountains and rivers guy, ok? ;)

    So you're saying we need ANOTHER almost matching BMW? Who'd be crazy enough to...oh wait - nevermind :)

    Seriously, I do like the color - didn't see that one on cl. (But I did see another identical to ours back when I was contemplating what do do with the clutch, and I did honestly think about it.) If we buy something else right now, Laura is pulling for a CJ or early Wrangler (I get lost in the later letters) and I spotted a sweet '99 750il just this morning.

    What could be better than a dealer installed clutch? How about an automatic cat oiler? That's what we have now...smells great.
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  18. MrAndMrsZINC

    MrAndMrsZINC zero income,no children... Lots of time

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    thewbee Been here awhile

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    " and I spotted a sweet '99 750il just this morning."


    No. Just no.
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  20. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    My honest to god first thought after clicking that link was to post a reply asking you to please not show that to Laura. But then she looked over my shoulder, saw the cl ad, and said, Ooh - that's really cool. It would make an awesome bread truck...


    Thought I might get a reply from you on that ;)

    ...and I don't really want to own one. I just sort of want to drive one across the country once, or something like that.
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