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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ohio_Danimal, Apr 24, 2018.
Happy Birthday in advance in el paraiso.
Great news on another month and welcome to the 60 club soon. You may as well relax and enjoy on the beach.
The enormous breakthroughs here is I was allowed to get a haircut and drive-through lanes now allow walk-ups on foot.
Ouch, just saw on the news that the US is seriously considering a ban on travelers coming into the US from Brazil. Looks like your options age getting fewer and fewer. Oh, and 60 is just a number...not a state of mind. Love the rising sun photos!
Yeah, the current rise in COVID cases in Brazil made the evening news. Be vigilant, Dan.
First man: "Pardon me friend, is that the Sun or Moon?"
Second man: "I don't know, I'm just visiting."
Gotta get out more and exercise. My sciatica has been painful the last several days, no doubt exacerbated by laying around and sitting so much (poor posture habits when seated compound it) so tonight I went for a nice long walk after taking 5 minutes or so to stretch my back out enough where I could stand upright without the nerve pinching.
I extended the original planned walk around the neighborhood to include a jaunt down the beach, sandals off, walking into the surf. So many weird sensations when a strong wave breaks and you see it coming but when the seaweed or larger shell, etc strike your feet without any visual cues to associate with. Nevertheless it was a nice walk and my back feels better already. I should make a point of getting exercise daily.
I’ll work on that.
Exercise at age 60 - oh my............
As I just turned 65 this month, I know that exercise is needed, no matter what is going on In life.
Exercise and be safe, Sir....
Exercise is essential! Kathy & I still (at 70) are doing our 2.5 mile walk each morning.
For you, other stuff is also needed to stay in motorcycle shape. e.g. knee-bends/squats to simulate standing on the pegs. Isometrics including pressing your knees tightly together then relaxing, same with pressing the sides of your feet in towards each other. Those last two can be done while watching videos, even. With a weight in each hand (soup can or such) hold both arms straight out in front while paying attention to posture.
A few pics from this evening’s stroll
First graffiti I’ve seen in town, on a dirt backstreet
a mother capybara and her litter crossing the street in front of me. She’s by far the biggest I’ve ever seen.
The capybara is a giant cavy rodent native to South America. It is the largest living rodent in the world. Also called capivara, chigüire, chigüiro, carpincho and ronsoco, it is a member of the genus Hydrochoerus, of which the only other extant member is the lesser capybara.
Mass: 35 – 66 kg (Adult)
Height: 50 – 64 cm (Adult, At the withers)
Length: 1.1 – 1.3 m (Adult)
Lifeguard tower at the beach
So they only come in metric?
BTW, they are quite edible.
Love the capybara family.
Following in the newspapers what Brazil's president is getting up to is like a horror story. Stay safe.
Edit: I've just seen that The Guardian agrees - 'Horror show': critics hope Bolsonaro's foul tirade could end rule
Sucks the cell phone pic is so blurry, but I didn’t have time to get the Nikon out of the backpack.
Yeah, Bolsonaro is a real piece of work.
On a positive note, a while back, while still heading south towards Ushuaia and after having ridden many days on the more brutal sections of the infamous Ruta 40, I noticed more movement than normal on the low side flanks of my giant Safari gas tank.
Once in Ushuaia, while disassembling the bike to remove and repair my starter motor (and also to do a valve inspection/adjustment) I discovered that the lower brace (made of aluminum) had broken in half, not only allowing the tank to move more, but also allowing the broken halves of the brace to hit the top finned section of the cylinder head, damaging the fins. I remembered that when I built Sunny I had purchased the tank used and found out then that Safari no longer made the brace of aluminum but had switched to steel. As my brace had many miles on it already and seemed to be in great shape, I left it rather than order a new brace.
Multiple times since then I failed to find a shop that could weld the pieces together again.
Today I removed it and gave it to Luis, and he’s going to have his friend with a machine shop fabricate a new brace from Iconel Inox steel! That is very very tough material.
Here are two pics of the broken brace removed from the bottom of my tank.
Thank you Luis!!
It is great to have friends that know people with the skills needed to do these out of the ordinary repairs and fabrications.
Is that half-round notch where it broke functional? If not necessary, don't put in the new brace; it is a stress concentrator.
If it is necessary to clear an obstacle use a larger radius but the same depth.
Yeah, that notch wraps around the main weld on the frame’s down tube. Luis knows that additional width can be added to the opposite side to compensate
Hola, continúo el viaje y espero que hayas disfrutado de nuestro país, pasando por la Ruta 40, te felicito por el viaje similar a Ushuaia, que tengas buenas rutas de regreso, un fuerte abrazo!
Ok. Who is interested in my reviews of the two latest Netflix-created anime series “ Drifting Dragons” and “Parasyte”? Both of which I just finished.
Anyone? Or does this just prove my immaturity lol? Anyone following man enough to admit publicly that you enjoy manga and/or anime?
‘cmon. I really am running thin on motorcycle content lately.
I'm not fluent on the subjects. Which one of those has girls with huge bosoms that squish like pudding and are being inspected by tentacles?