Waiting for the good times

1468615_10152864618160922_4369698682482131712_nIf you came here to read about the TomTom Rider 400, you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. I still haven’t got it yet but it’s probably due any day now, and I promise I’ll make it up to you, okay? There are no riding reports either, not even anything mechanical. Bad weather combined with finishing up some stuff at work before I go on a much needed vacation hasn’t really left me that much time to do either. In the meanwhile, I’ve been occupied with watching biker build offs on YouTube.It’s amazing how much you can learn just by watching, and seeing professionals work their magic on their creations really make my hands twitch eagerly of desire to work on the Honda. Which I will do this weekend, provided the weather still sucks. I ordered some carb gaskets and seals from Thailand today and the page promised delivery worldwide within a week or two so hopefully I can spend some of my vacation working on the Honda. Having seen these master bike builders in action, I know there is no better way of learning than just doing.

Right now I’m watching the World biker build-off, and just because I’m a good guy, I’ll even spare you the time of searching for it:

Whenever I see guys (or girls, I don’t discriminate) welding, I am back to the “I need not only to buy me a welder but a house with a huge garage where I can weld stuff”-mode. It becomes almost a physical sensation, the urge to shape steel. As always, I come to my senses and realize that first I have to get the Honda running before I begin anything of greater complexity. There is a time and place for everything and sometimes you just have to take those baby steps before you can Usain Bolt-sprint towards your end goal…