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Lovely! It sounds like you’re all set then you lucky dog. Be sure to throw a weatherproof tarp over it during the times you won’t be using it. Being that woodwork/carving runs in your blood, have you ever considered building your own kayak? Something to consider. More kayak porn during a trip several years ago to Valdez Isle, Gulf Islands, BC. That’s my first ever boat build in the image, a stitch and glue, 17’ Pygmy Arctic Tern. It was a tank and would hold enough gear, food and water for a week-long trip. My wife loved its volume as it ended up shouldering most of the burden on our trips. I picked up the kit in Port Townsend, WA for $750, drove it home and built in my garage. It became my primary boat for the next five years before I decided that I needed something less beamy and more performance oriented. I sanded the original epoxy off and then finished it with several coats of water-based urethane for a glossy finish. I eventually sold it for $2K. 👍

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That kayak is a beauty! I will definitely consider the build option. Good winter project idea.
All the best in your travels!
 
A few pics from this morning's sunrise ride:

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Are those the world's largest badminton birds? 😄
They are shuttlecocks. They exist as part of the sculpture garden which surrounds the museum.
There is a large grass area in front of the museum.... quite large..... and the shuttlecocks are strewn about the lawn as if waiting to be picked up.


"The husband and wife team of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen were commissioned in 1994 to design a sculpture for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. They responded to the formality of the original neoclassical building and the green expanse of its lawn by imagining the Museum as a badminton net and the lawn as a playing field. The pair designed four birdies or shuttlecocks that were placed as though they had just landed on opposite sides of the net. Each shuttlecock weighs 5,500 pounds, stands nearly 18 feet tall and has a diameter of some 16 feet.'
 
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FINALLY got the right motor mount bolt/nut on Friday. Had the day off so installed it, lubed chain, inflated tires, and did a test ride. All good! Expecting a torque wrench today to check all bolts later.
Meanwhile yesterday I went for a decent ride to get back in the saddle.

Giddy up...



They finally opened up the main Mud Bay entrance...



If you look closely, you can see a beached boat way out there...



Holy green algae Batman...





Followed the path until getting to King's Links golf course, then turned North on 72nd St...



If you keep going North past Hwy 10 there's a road with a NO ENTRANCE sign, so... of course I did!
You end up going over Hwy 99 and can then head either East (towards home) or West. I chose West in order to have a more substantial ride...



If you're late getting here, do you have to Ketchup?



Rider down! 3 cyclists and two ambulances. I offered assistance (tools or anything) but they said everything was OK...



Stopped at Deas Island Park for some shade and hydration...





Heading East on River Road towards home...



Last challenge after finishing the water was to climb this nasty 14% grade...



Et fini... Not quite 50kms but close enough...

 
They are shuttlecocks. They exist as part of the sculpture garden which surrounds the museum.
There is a large grass area in front of the museum.... quite large..... and the shuttlecocks are strewn about the lawn as if waiting to be picked up.


"The husband and wife team of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen were commissioned in 1994 to design a sculpture for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. They responded to the formality of the original neoclassical building and the green expanse of its lawn by imagining the Museum as a badminton net and the lawn as a playing field. The pair designed four birdies or shuttlecocks that were placed as though they had just landed on opposite sides of the net. Each shuttlecock weighs 5,500 pounds, stands nearly 18 feet tall and has a diameter of some 16 feet.'
Wow! I'd like to see the racquet that goes with the set!
 
FINALLY got the right motor mount bolt/nut on Friday. Had the day off so installed it, lubed chain, inflated tires, and did a test ride. All good! Expecting a torque wrench today to check all bolts later.
Meanwhile yesterday I went for a decent ride to get back in the saddle.

Giddy up...



They finally opened up the main Mud Bay entrance...



If you look closely, you can see a beached boat way out there...



Holy green algae Batman...





Followed the path until getting to King's Links golf course, then turned North on 72nd St...



If you keep going North past Hwy 10 there's a road with a NO ENTRANCE sign, so... of course I did!
You end up going over Hwy 99 and can then head either East (towards home) or West. I chose West in order to have a more substantial ride...



If you're late getting here, do you have to Ketchup?



Rider down! 3 cyclists and two ambulances. I offered assistance (tools or anything) but they said everything was OK...



Stopped at Deas Island Park for some shade and hydration...





Heading East on River Road towards home...



Last challenge after finishing the water was to climb this nasty 14% grade...



Et fini... Not quite 50kms but close enough...

Nice to see you back in the saddle Dave and it looked like a fine day to be out. 👍
 
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