Weekend Update

Friday night, I played a lot of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (hereinafter to be referred to as BF:BC2), which was a good thing. Kate had the day off and spent time at her parents’ place before helping Allie with her wedding invitations. I was asleep before she got home.

Saturday, there’s not much to report. It was pretty cold and I had a nine-hour shift at Penn Cycle. We weren’t super-busy, but we had bursts of activity. Fixed some things, built two bikes (the third had to be sent back on warranty due to a fork crown that was fractured before we touched it). Not much to report there, either. Before the shift, I cleaned up and organized the bike room, which sorely needed it.

Sunday, we had a shorter shift at the framebuilding apprenticeship, as I had to leave by 4 p.m. However, we got a ton of stuff done. Cold-set and tuned the fork for the commuter frame. That was for starters. We also took the twist out of the head tube and aligned the down tube on the 29’er frame. Started mitering the mounting points for the canti posts, and TIG welded the upright onto my welding stand that we started a couple months back and never finished. Starting to figure out that TIG thing a little better — would be easier with a water-cooled system as the gun gets incredibly hot (even through heavy gloves).

After framebuilding, I drove home, and Kate and I hurried our asses over to Williams Arena. We had tickets to the women’s NCAA basketball and watched Nebraska blow out Northern Iowa by almost 40 points.

The stadium food really fucked with my stomach, so I didn’t do much afterward. We watched TV and I went to bed early.