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Where have I been?

Dear family, friends, and acquaintances: For those wondering why I haven't been online lately, and haven't been posting to my blog. this is my reason... Four days before our (Nadia and I) 3rd wedding anniversary, on October 2 2021, what was suppose to be a weekend planned celebrating completely changed. While we hadn't planned a huge celebration, what we were looking forward to was an intimate dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Tasty Indian Bistro, in Surrey. Where we ended up was the emergency room of VGH (Vancouver General), for what I believed was Covid19 related symptoms. You see all week long I had been suffering from mild heart burn and this annoying little cough, which I just couldn't get rid of. We went to the emergency room hoping they would rule out COVID-19, which they did, however their diagnosis was much worse than we had suspected. When I mentioned COVID to the emergency receptionists, she asked if I was vaccinated, and I responded yes with both do

New Dirt Jumper Bike

Here's my new bike, that I've been building over the winter months. Truth be told, I finished it back in April, but I've been having a few odd issues, which I'll be discussing in a future post. Anyways for those of you interested in this bike build then keep reading... Bike Build I got the frame, wheels, cranks, pedals, chain-ring, headset, and single speed derailer used, from a guy off . It cost me $160 (CDN), which was a pretty good deal, and a great place to start. The Frame The frame is a cro-moly rigid, made by Canadian company .243Racing. The FSA pig headset was already attached to the frame, and seemed in reasonable shape, so I decided to leave it on and just lube the bearings. The Cranks, Sproket, Pedals, Bottom Bracket The cranks are made by Diety, and feel super strong. I'm not sure what botton bracket bearings are installed but I'm assuming they're the ones that came with the cranks. Once again I left the

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