Thursday, May 20, 2010

Some fear smoke, but I love two-stroke smoke

Well today has been an interesting day here in the Dayton area.  The huge fire at the scrap yard has been burning away for close to 24 hours.  The good news is that the crews have it almost completely under control due to the help of the local airports assisting in the use of foam rather than water.  The flames earlier were insanely high and the smoke could be seen from surrounding counties, but like I said, crews almost have complete control once again after the long roar.

I managed to find a few free minutes(more like an hour or so) and hardwired my other Maxi moped.  The reason I needed to rewire the mopeds is because with all of the switches, etc from 1970's they don't work properly always.  So instead of trying to pin-point what switches don't work or why, I just leave the lights on constantly and if something blows, the bulb is to blame, not any switches...  Anyways, I got my last moped running, so now all of them are runners.(super excited!!)  There is one small part I need (being shipped currently) to have three complete bikes, but other than that, they are set.  I plan on "souping" one up and leaving the others pretty much the way they are.  I can have friends ride with me now and if one breaks, I still have others to ride.  It is quite a thrill of reviving an old motor and then taking it for a peaceful journey to work (normally smelling of the two-stroke smoke)...gotta love it.

The sad news is that I probably will not be riding them to work anytime soon as rain is arriving for the next 36-48 hours.  After the rain we will be see the warmest temperatures and stickiest airmass of the year so far.  Temperatures will be in the mid 80's.... who knows, maybe part of the area could give 90 a run for its money next week... guess we will have to wait and see, have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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