Saturday, January 08, 2011
Dash Jim May Have His "Fatback" But His Tube is Still Too Short
It couldn't have been a less expensive or less hard to get part Dash Jim and I ruined. No, of course it couldn't. Both our Karma's were heading the wrong direction this afternoon late when I neglected to check on Jim's progress with a hacksaw. The man with the experience dropped his guard and the capable but not quite yet ready for prime time mechanic could have really used Mike's eagle eye today and not his blind one.
Failures on two levels seem to illicit a geometric expansion of the negative result. When the checks (me) and the balances (again- me) are MIA, the focus of the rank and file (Dash Jim) became skewed and now there is a beautiful brand new stupid expensive carbon fiber fork beginning it's existence with it's steerer tube too short.
An old Frenchman I used to bang nails with on occasion always rode me hard when I was the "cut bitch". "Mike you see that board there? You measure it twice before I hear the chop saw."
"Yeah, Yeah, Reny, I got it covered - Measure twice, cut once, blah blah blah." And I would go into a slow burn at his constant harping on the subject.
Well maybe I should have listened to Reny yesterday. Lord knows I had plenty of his advice stored up somewhere in my brain.
Later....................I have some crying to do and then maybe a laugh or two.
Image taken on Dave P's fancy new high falutin Black-ish Berry-ish Ipod-ish, Kindle-like multimedia gizmo the size of a pack of Lucky's. I wonder if it has a machine gun and rocket launcher stashed somewhere inside?