An awesome weekend

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I don’t tend to write personal things here all that much any more, but I just wanted to say that I had an awesome weekend. It started off with a mate I haven’t talked to in years inviting me to go checkout the U brew it place in Hume that the Riot ACT tried out… That was great fun, with the mate putting on a great barbecue, and us producing about 200 liters of beer for bottling in a couple of weeks. I don’t think its cheaper than the beers that I would buy from the store, but when you factor in the social event, the barbie, and the fun of doing it yourself it was a great deal. Let me know if you’re interested in coming along next time.

Following on from that Catherine and I went and bought the road bike I have been eyeing off for the last week or so. Its a straight bar road bike, which makes it fast without having that bent over stance that I think looks so silly. Its a very fast bike, and I think my skill level is going to need to increase before I feel fully comfortable on it.

Then today was my birthday. I had a nice breakfast with half my family, checked out the ANU food coop, had a nice lunch at home with the rest of my family, and then got some chores done. I now have a fancy gray water tank in the yard, with an immersible pump. That was especially cool because it got it for a great price. Oh, and I got some really cool presents too, like new tools (I like tools), and three Clarkson books.

Overall, I had fun, got stuff done, and ended up with a great bike. I’m stoked.

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Riding

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I think I forgot to mention that last weekend I went out for a couple of rides with Dad. It’s kinda nice getting some exercise for once, and it certainly is fun. Last weekend my big achievement was getting to the not-so-local-shops, which is about a 10 minute ride away, as opposed to the local shops, which I have ridden to a lot.

I beat that today though, with the 25 minute ride between Dad’s house and mine. The uphill bit was a bit of a struggle, but apart from that it was actually good fun. I need to do the ride in reverse sometime so that Jasmine can have her bike back (I was trying out her seat).

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