August 3rd, 2005
Current Music:R.E.M. from National Anthem – Leaving New York
cool band name, perchance? Or what I did yesterday when I went to pay/pick up the radian. Marcello said I wasn’t the first to do that…
So I return this morning… he’s filling the rear tire (new) saying ‘it was flat’ – uh, a little concern, yes.
Then as he wheels it to the door, he says ‘oh, you will need steering head bearings too’ – not really winning over a friend/customer here, Marcello.
He share’s his troubles with me, that the building he’s in is condemned, and he’s got to move – and his rent will go up, blah blah blah…
I hop on the Radian and hustle to D’s to attempt router exorcism – odd how the bike wants to idle at 4,500 RPM – kinda loud. I ring Marcello when I get to d’s – hey S&S – and Marcello says it’s the idle knob, under the tank – they set it high for sync’ing the carbs…
Now – the flat tire, the lack of a fixed front brake lever, the ‘high’ idle – what the fuck. I want to be happy – really. Got my toy back, I’m in the mood to enjoy. Should I freak out that the bike didn’t get a test ride by the mechanic who ‘fixed’ it? Should I be pissed that my original budget was blown by $200? My bad in that I mentioned it up front, after the carb rebuild; got a tune up, which made sense, apparently the chain was a goner, and though I had hoped for fresh tires, I only got one. What the fuck.
Well, there’s no doubt I’m happy – guess a chance to be in control will do that to a young man. Have to give a stout shoutout to the fieldsheer Mach 3 meshy I was chilling in – anything beyond stopped and I was comfy – wow!
You can’t see the smile, but it’s there!
my red radian returns!
a bite of lunch, and perhaps – just perhaps – a run up Rt. 2. Maybe.