D-day, Sort of

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It’s D-day if D stands for decision. We drove out to Colorado yesterday. We stopped at my friend Vincent’s house in Denver, to spend the night and now are driving up to Silverthorne, where I’m going to be staying for the next while. I guess it snowed a bunch up in the mountains yesterday, so it is going to be a little slow. My van sucks in the snow, so I’m going to have to take that into account. It has a plug/block heater, so I brought an extension cord along so I don’t have any issues starting it. The radio said it is supposed to be -10 up in the mountains tonight.

Vincent always has something new and fun going on. Last night he set up a new 3 dimensional printer. This is a machine that lays plastic in such an order to build 3D objects. It is kind of hard to explain how it works, but it is pretty cool. We only made one thing, a Simplex derailleur pulley. It did just an okay job, but I can see how this science is going to progress. It is pretty cool.

I have a doctor’s appointment in Vail at 3 pm today, so I’ll know a lot more about what is going to happen to me after that. Tomorrow is when I’m supposed to have the operation. I can’t see that changing, but you never know. I brought an erogometer out to ride, so I’m going to ride that tonight and then see how it goes after that.

Okay, I better get a move on. I’ll update this later when I have a chance.

This is never a good sign.  But, when he came up and said he clocked me at 84 in a 75, I knew I was good.  He just gave me a warning after perusing the van.

This is never a good sign. But, when he came up and said he clocked me at 84 in a 75, I knew I was good. He just gave me a warning after perusing the van.

The 3D printer.

The 3D printer.

We were trying to make this.

We were trying to make this.

In the middle of the process.

In the middle of the process.

This is how our pulley turned out.  We could probably use it in a pinch.

This is how our pulley turned out. We could probably use it in a pinch.

7 thoughts on “D-day, Sort of

  1. Franz

    I dislocated my left shoulder over 100 times. The original injury was caused by putting my shoulder into a parking meter in a criterium. I cancelled my shoulder operation 3 times, all within 24 hours of the scheduled time. They said my shoulder would never heal properly but I kept on having something come up that I wanted to do. Once I started skate skiing it rebuilt/strengthened the remaining muscles around my shoulder and I have not had a problem since. I think your injury is worse than mine but then again you have raced on it.

     
  2. Jim

    84 in a 75 in Ohio sure wouldn’t be a warning. Our state patrol would ticket their own Grandmothers.

     
  3. tilford97 Post author

    Jim-In Kansas, 10 or less over on a divided highway isn’t a moving violation on your license, so lots of people just drive 9 over and call it good.

     
  4. Scott

    They have been using technology like that in F1 for a while. Really cool stuff. Now they design it and “print” it out then take it to a little wind tunnel and test it. Really cool.

     

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