Bought this Mongoose Bike today.
Many many Swan Vestas.
A couple of boxes to accomodate my other collecting affliction.
Well I done it again, bought a second Mountain bike, a Mongoose once again but this time a NX 9.5 Pro with all the clever high end fittings.
I bought the first one for my son but it really is a little too big for him (read I want it for myself) but looking thru all the auction sites / Facebook and the like came upon this very rare Pro model.
I thought to myself I will buy this one for me only to find it was a smaller frame, 40cm as opposed to the first one 50cm, win win for me as the Pro suspension is a little to soft compared to the first one.
Will keep an eye out for another one with a larger frame as these Pro bikes are a bit special and have really good suspension geometry with 7 inches of travel, things like soft suspension are easily adjusted.
27 speed with 9 cogs on the rear cassette and on this bike they look like new with no discernible wear so I am guessing this bike was a garage queen same for the front gear pack all could have been fresh installed at the factory yesterday.
Whoops, I think I bought another car.
Pick it up on Monday.
Don't tell me you are giving away the bike.
No, still keeping the bike and the scoot. Just upgrading our T-ROC (Rocky) to a T-ROC R MY2023
While my wife was browsing the boring pile of vintage watches, I picked up this exciting coffee table book at a local estate sale.
Filled with action packed photos of Barry thrilling audiences!
But as this picture illustrates, he also needs some down time to recharge between packed shows!
And his life isn't all glitter and gold. As a well-rounded guy, sometimes he likes to simply put on a tuxedo and take a spin in old trucks!
Been buying some furniture lately
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I’ve got the car radio tuned into a couple of stations playing 80s hits. I’d forgotten how good the music was …..
On my first trip to Cebu City Philippines back in 2000 I landed, arrived at the hotel and was greeted with 70's Barry Manilow hits blaring through the lobby. I thought...ok it's just a quirk. As the elevator opened to the fifth floor I was again greeted with similar cornball 70's hits in the hallways. I then figured perhaps the hotel management was simply a fan of this sort of shit.
Later in the day I hopped in a taxi to head to the Ayala mall and in the taxi I was again treated to hits from Bread, Loggins and Messina, Air Supply, etc. This was no tape or CD. It was just one of the many FM stations in the city. They all play the same shit. Tired 70's hits as if they were the latest singles from those artists. The mall sound system was the same. I thought I landed in an alternative universe. It's exactly the same there right now.
Some of these blast from the past artists and groups that are still in existence come to the Philippines and put on sold-out shows in massive arenas and concert halls. These artists would have a hard time packing a local dive bar in the USA now. They are treated in the Philippines as if they were the Beatles, who by coincidence were mobbed, kidnapped and had to make a hasty escape from Manila back in 1969. I believe it was their last concert, ever.
Bought this today, barley used low shutter count Canon G16 for $US30.00.have wanted one since they came out but at the time bought a G12 instead due to their amazing build quality and rotatable rear display.
So now I have the ultimate triumvirate in Canon compacts a G12, G1X and now the G16.
For DSLR's I choose another brand and mirrorless another one again but for Compact full function cameras nothing does it better than the G series.
Mandy, you came and you gave without taking (off my tux).
A riveting tool, since my fancy one was stolen years ago. I needed one so I bought a cheap one. For maybe one or two uses per year is ok.
I hope you don’t intend using stainless steel rivets with a cheap one. Learnt the hard way…lasted all of 5 minutes….Doh
Wood stabiliser…Vacuum chamber
And wood for knife handles
also Huon Pine, Western Myall,
I bet, nope is for aluminum and brass that's it. Only about 12 of them, for now. My fancy one, could do anything but it cost 60 dollars, 25 years ago. Also stolen on the same day, my safety wiring pliers.
Bugger the knives, I can see some beaut looking gun stocks in there!
Lunch I could afford
Bought the sequel to the book I am reading now
What happened to the people and institutions of the late Roman Empire after “the fall of Rome” in the late 5th century is an often forgotten story. When most people think of the Roman Empire they probably think of the fall of the republic, Julius Caesar and Augustus but the period from the late 4th century to the successor kingdoms is very very interesting. Looking forward to it and Peter Heather is a great writer
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