Wednesday, September 24, 2008
you should have seen the other guy...
Since the other guy was driving a truck and I was on the bicycle there really wasn't much of a contest. I was knocked out for several hours, have three broken ribs and have a enough road rash to last a several life times. I have no idea what happened but Nick saw me a little earlier and I was in my lane, the guy who hit me says I pulled in front of him. Not likely considering the location.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Just some stuff......
The AU defensive line and I had a job to do last night....I did mine. Watched Jack starting at 9PM which was easy since he was asleep before 8:00. Unlike our defensive line I didn't let LSU burn down the house.
Slow on the bike taxi today as the weekend folks left town and the Home & Garden crowd start showing up. I did find $1.50 in change laying around the shop and on the street.
I'm still pissed a Washington for bailing out sub-prime folks who managed to inflate the price of property so average folks wouldn't buy, due to high prices, there by making plenty of room for the dead beats who couldn't pay.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Gasoline is CHEAP...
One gallon of gasoline, at $5.00/gallon, has enough energy to propel a 2,000 pound automobile 25 miles down the road. Total fuel cost: $5.00.
Pedicab Man would need the following fuel to do the same job:
1. Breakfast: Denny's grand slam breakfast, hot chocolate and a bowl of chili, $14.00 including tip. 2. Morning snacks: Three large Payday Candy bars, one coke and two cheese crackers, $9.00 no tip. 3. Lunch: Large fish sandwich, extra fries, coke and ice cream bar, $11.00. 4. Afternoon snack: Box of fig newtons, energy drink, apple, orange and banana, $8.50. 5. Dinner: Salmon, mash potatoes, salad, two martinis and desert, $32.00 including tip. 6. Evening snack: Large Payday candy bar and banana split, $6.00. 7. Miscellaneous: Six pack English Beer at pub with potato skins, $45.00 with tip--cute bartender. Total fuel cost: $119.50
Does not included night parking cost for Pedicab Man which runs about one hundred bucks a night.
Labels: Don't forget your tent.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Stupid is as stupid does.......
This guys was so stupid he didn't realise people with home mortgages 4 to 6 times their annual salary along with credit card debt, car loans and God only knows what else would NOT be able to pay back the money. His Board of Directors was so stupid they paid him millions of dollars while he was bankrupting the company.
Labels: Lehman Brothers CEO Dickhead Fuld
Sunday, September 14, 2008
You can put slipstick on a little piggy..
I helped Mom clean out her purse.
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
Bums from up north.......
Bike Taxi business is slow so I've been riding my Surley 28" down the West Ashley Greenway to stay in shape. The Greenway is a little rough in places but you can get in 12-14 miles without traffic. Yesterday I was riding along talking on the phone and some old guy on a mountain bike slipped up behind me and passed. Didn't take me long to get off the phone. The hunt was on--he didn't have a chance, unless his name was Lance. I just love ringing my little bell for the passing lane.
On a serious note, there is a gaggle of Canadians hanging out on the Clemson Extension Farm at the far end of the Greenway. It's one thing when these guys come down for the winter but this hanging around all year needs to be stopped. I'm calling emigration.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Will T, one of the Bike Taxi riders, owns this folding bike and rides it to work. It was manufactured by Bianchi Bicycles on a private label deal for Winnebago Motor Homes sometime in the seventies, probably during the last fuel crisis. Great idea; you can't get gas for your hog motor home so just jump on your trusty bike. Now days I suppose the fat ass motor home folks have a ATV or maybe even a SUV? These bicycles will be back along with $10 dollar gas someday.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
It looks harmless..
You can't carry on a conversation with-in 200 feet of the Charleston Monster Trolleys. They are big ass smelly buses which are under utilized; a few 15 passenger vans running around town would do a much better job at a fraction of the cost. I'm sick and tired of hearing them, smelling them and trying to stay out of their way. Sell them to China where they'll fit in nicely.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Get yo ass in gear...the hurricanes are a figment of the Weather Channels imagination. Something to keep all ya'll at home. We had a little breeze and a little rain the night before I took this picture at the Calhoun Mansion. What we need down cheer is a little monetary velocity--your hundred dollar bills floating around town will do the job.
Labels: click on the pic..it's pretty.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
A thousand words...
An old saw; a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the picture at the right is a thousand word essay on the tourist business in Charleston today. Took this picture about 11:00 on a perfectly nice fall day when you would expect to see this sidewalk full. Everybody be hide-in from the bitch Hanna and she still be nine hundred miles away.
Labels: at least there was no fighting for parking spots..
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
What will be...
This chart says it all. We'll be in irons around here till Hanna does her thing. I made a motel reservation in St. Georgia for Friday night which how looks a little early...I guess. Other than the reservations I've dug around and found some broken flashlights. Bike Taxi business is dead but guess we need to go through the motions.
Jennifer's house should be fairly safe, it came through Hugo just fine and still has the original 1950's slate roof. It's just that loosing power is a bummer and I don't want my bikes to get wet.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Tattoos and rainy days...
On the way downtown I got rained on. Later I got wet again trying to get the bike taxi back to the barn. After that I said to hell with it a rode by bike home in the rain, which turn out to kind of fun.
I took this picture of a tattoo in the market...you can come to your own conclusions about how it looks on an otherwise attractive person.