Thursday, August 27, 2009

Good Luck!

Wednesday I traveled to Aransas Pass for the christening ceremony for the hull I've been working on for the last few years. It's almost impossible to capture the scale of this thing. That photo is taken from almost a mile away. Here are some pictures I took in August of 2007...

We've come a long way. The champagne bottle broke and we all wish the hull the best of luck.

I have my own story of good luck from today's ride. Meet the Topeak Mirco Rocket.

This is a tiny air pump, that about the diameter of lipstick and not very long. I don't typically carry a pump on in-town rides. But it was laying in my helmet, so I picked it up and tossed it into my jersey pocket, rather than put it up. Good thing.

About an hour into today's ride I have a flat. Quickly I have the new tube in. Hitting it with the CO2 only results in a *KAPPOW*. Uhoh. I carry patches. But if you've ever tried to find a hole in a deflated tube... it's umm... hard! But. After hitting it with the tiny air pump, it's really easy! Patch on. Take off and back to work!