Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Valves are Better.... Well, thanks to some folks on the Enfield Bullet listserv, I was able to get some good advice. I've since learned how to fixt the dang things...or at least how to adjust them. The bike's running fine now, even taking me on a wonderful circle last Saturday--Richmond to Hanover Court House to Montpelier and back to Richmond.
Man, it don't get no better than that!

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Setting Valves I hate the fact that I have so little skills at mechanical things. I was trying to set the valves on my Royal Enfield this morning. I screwed up. I mean I really, really screwed up. So I couldn't ride to work this a.m., I couldn't enjoy this beautiful 82-degree/23-degree day. I feel so frustrated in being such a klutz at wrench-turning, board-sawing, and wire-connecting. Meanwhile, my skills in organizing information architecturally or visualizing interactions or writing words doesn't amaze me...or anyone else, for that matter. What the hell am I worth?