Sunday, May 13, 2007

Motorcycle - yes, Rusting piles of truck - no.

The motorcycle is back on the road. It needed a short fixed, the fork oil changed, axle grease changed, major tune up and a new back tire. But it's running great and even passed inspection. And with gas predicted to reach $4 a gallon this summer, it'll be nice to have something to drive that gets 30 -40 MPG. If the weather permits, I plan on driving it to school the rest of the school year.
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Spent Saturday getting the rusting buckets of trucks out of my side yard and down to Granite High. (click here to see the 'they're here-they're gone' pictures) I decided to donate them to the school, get a high blue-book write off and don't have to bother trying to sell them. I had to jump start the Nissan, first tried with the Subaru and that was taking too long, so I hooked it up to the LTD for a minute and it cranked right over. Drove it down there and then walked up to Highland Drive and rode the bus the rest of the way home. Planned on calling it a day, but I decided to at least try to get the Ford started, pulled the battery out of the '68, put it in and the damn thing cranked right over. So, drove that down to school and walked over to 7th east, caught the bus to 21st So and walked the rest of the way home. Very productive day - got rid of two eyesores and got a bunch of exercise.

3 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

And so, just how many vehicles does that leave at your house now? I've lost track (again).

Max said...

Ones that are mine, or any one housed at my house? Let's see, mine : 1) Subaru, 2) '70 LTD and 3) '68 Ford pickup. Thats 3 of mine, plus my brother's '43 GMC and Pam's '73 MGB. That's 5. Oh, and the motorcycle if you want to count it......

A Paperback Writer said...

I'm smiling. :)