Catching up

Hey, remember me? I have a blog and sometimes I even post to it?

Let's see, what's going on…

Hockey: NCWHL
I'll start with hockey since no one but me cares. 😉

The Puck Ewes had our last game last week, in which I didn't play due to a respiratory infection. Boo! But I watched the game and took a lot of photos, so that was cool.  I enjoyed the Puck Ewes this season — it was a great team and it made my first time captaining smooth and easy (though I think I gave Jeannie a few heart attacks when I'd forget to send out the game Evites…oops).

I'm trying out for the Maroon division of NCWHL this coming weekend.  Evals are Friday night and Sunday afternoon. I'm a little nervous since I haven't been on the ice in two weeks (that respiratory infection again) but all I can do is go and have fun and do my best.  My fingers and toes are still crossed, though. 😉

Hockey: Ice Oasis
Team Danger has one more consolation game during the Stanley Keg playoffs at Ice Oasis.  It will surprise no one that we came in last for the league, but we had a lot of fun. 

I think I'll still be on Team Danger next season, along with Peter, Tony, and Steph.  I don't know who else will be on the team, since the hockey director wants to shuffle the teams up a little bit.  I still want to buy bright orange jerseys for the team but am finding it hard to justify the cost.  I might tweak some things to make that happen…orange jerseys with the old-skool Danger logo would be fantastic.

Motorcycles: BMW
Well, the good news is that the Beemer is back from Ted Porters and is running great.  The bad news is that it's developed a pinhole leak in the rear brake line, so no rear brake workee for me.  I have a replacement stainless steel brake line; the trick is getting to that damn front banjo bolt.  I hate the Bulgarians.

Motorcycles: XT225
So, not surprisingly, I'm back to commuting on the XT.  The good part about that is that I just put brand new Metzeler Saharas on, so I have buttery smooth tire happiness.

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7 Responses to Catching up

  1. Alex says:

    Was the bill from Ted Porters sizable? I’m stashing away for an F800GS, but thinking I should also start a maintenance support fund as well…

  2. carolyn says:

    No, it was actually really reasonable. $680 total for replacing the head and base gaskets (and oil/coolant, obviously). The current labor rate out here is around $95/hour so I got a smokin’ deal.

  3. Jamie C. says:

    At least you have a backup ride… My KLR must have caught your respiratory troubles (carb crudded up), so now I’m taking the bus until I get up the nerve to dig into the carb.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Why not have people kick in for the jerseys? I would pay in order to have a cool jersey as long as I could keep it.

  5. dave says:

    Glad the bike is back! I was starting to worry that they had to ship it to outer wherever to get it fixed…

  6. CC says:

    Maybe it’s an inside joke, but I keep seeing references to “Bulgarians” when you talk about your Beemer. Are you referencing Bavarians? As in the State of Bavaria in Germany? Or is there some connection to the country of Bulgaria that I’m missing?

  7. carolyn says:

    Oh, the joke is just that a “Bavarian Motor Werks” motorcycle (what BMW actually stands for) would presumably be mechanically sound. As mine was not, I referred to it as the “Bulgarian Motor Werks” bike. No offense intended towards Bulgarians, of course. 😉

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