New bike time

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Mar 312017
 

OK, so been working on building this since last year…. I’m not going to win “fastest mechanic of the year award”, but it was fun to build.

The picture barely does the paint justice; it’s officially “Neon Yellow” and, well, good thing I ride while wearing sun glasses. GT’s old race colours were blue and yellow, so I got all the bits I could in blue to match. (Blue bits are all made in England too).

And *right* on cue the old bike destroyed a wheel bearing. Guess it’s jealous.

 Posted by at 20:33

Jaguars

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Mar 302017
 

No, not the oh-so-nice cars, the wild animals…. there was a sighting recently of a wild jaguar in the United States:

Photograph courtesy Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity

This was south of Tucson, Arizona – 60 miles north of the border. The theory is that he came up from Mexico (where there are wild jaguars). Hope he does well.

Interesting that jaguars have a LOT of spots compared to some other cats I know; but they are larger (about 5 feet long plus a 2 foot tail).

Not sure what the President thinks about an illegal Mexican immigrant who is roaming around, and stalking the locals….

 Posted by at 11:06

Cat Ping Pong

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Mar 102017
 

Meimei has astounding paw-eye coordination, and can bounce a ball, or swat it in mid-air:

So…. are cats left-pawed or right-pawed? I’ve seen her do this with both. She’s better at basketball than I am.

 Posted by at 23:04

Shrimp Rock

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Feb 052017
 

Unlike Turtle Rock, this thing looks nothing at all like a shrimp:

You have to wonder about the early explorers…. I guess being 1,000 miles from the nearest ocean, they may never have seen a shrimp.

Standing in the same exact spot, looking the other way, you do get a pretty view of the Colorado River:

 Posted by at 09:27

Meimei and litter

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Feb 042017
 

Whenever we refill the litter box, Meimei wants to skip the box completely and go right to the source:

I suppose that’s relatively harmless; but we do have to be very careful whenever we open the box of rice, or she’ll jump right into that too.

 Posted by at 11:08