Thursday, June 25, 2009

12 cylinders of fun

Some guys I work with have too many toys. But, now my earlier post about speeding makes more sense.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Best Friends

Drake and Dobie taking a little stroll down the bike path. Believe it or not this worked out great. After a couple minutes Dobie gave up trying to pull Drake (slight weight advantage to Drake).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Protect and Serve?

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate all the fine men and women out there who are protecting our community. BUT, is it really necessary to pull over and ticket the average hanford worker who might be exceeding the speed limit by a couple mph's. Its been getting worse, lately they have been on site giving out tickets. I'm sure there are bigger and "badder" criminals to catch somewhere.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Outdoor Movie Night

Its time.
Movies free - Parkings not

Let's plan on June 27th. Movie will start at about dusk. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and favorite drinks. We will have the popcorn machine running non stop. Movie is undetermined at this point, but will be somewhat kid friendly. This is an open invitation, so invite your friends.
Come early and pick out the good seats and stay late and we will do some side by side racing.
If you plan on coming please let me know and I will get you a free parking pass.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Kole and his Lego's

Kole was so excited that he built this "outerspace zoomer" all by himself.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Blue Lake Duathlon/Triathlon

Well its over, everyone on team Tweekers finished.

Congratulations to the Duathlon Tweekers:

Missy 1st place age group, 2nd place female overall.
Garth 1st place age group, 4th place overall.
Aaron 2nd place age group, 5th place overall.
Greg 1st place age group, 6th place overall.

Detailed results are here:

I did not do so well, I blame it on my swim coach. Oh wait, I have no such thing. My swim was a major downfall for me this morning. Once again I could not swim in the open water without freaking out and crying like a baby. I just could not get into a normal easy pace like I could in the pool. I need some major help. I ended up taking 22 minutes to swim the 1/2 mile course. Man, 1/2 mile looks like a long way from the shore and actually while in the water as well. My swim put me 526th out of 608 finishers. SWEET. The bike was better, 33rd overall, and the run was 37th overall. I ended up finishing in 110th place. GOOD TIMES. Thats all I have to say about that.
I dont have many pics to post becasue I did not have my phone with me this time (or last time, did you guys really think I took my phone with me and took pictures of my legs while running and riding?) Anyways, M said we need a better camera becasue she could not get our new cheap one to work, but heres a couple. I know there were professional photographers out there so I will have to see if they post any of those.

Thats Kendall in the pink sweatsuit watching dad run to the finish line.

There were some pro teams at the race. Here I was following a Team Cervelo rig.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Let's TRI it again

Just got done with a little warm up swim before tomorrows triathlon in the Portland area (Blue Lake Triathlon). The whole gang is on their way down as I type. I decided to try it again, since Ive had a couple weeks to practice my swimming. I have gone from swimming one lap to swimming for approx 20 minutes. I still am not real comfortable in the water, still freak out a little when I start taking in water up my nose and mouth, oh well gotta TRI. This swim is 1/2 mile compared to my first which was 1/4 mile. So far I saw there was approx 600 people signed up for the Triathlon. My first tri. a couple weeks ago had approx 55 people. I have that many people in my age group (male 40 to 44 yrs).

What's wrong with this picture?

Ok, this ones a little harder to find than the chair around the cows neck, but a highly trained mechanic will see it.
Hint: I just got done changing the oil filter (not the oil, just filter) and had dripped a little on the side of the oil filter housing. Took a can of carb cleaner and sprayed down the oil on the side of the housing. No big deal, quick and easy, good for another 5000 miles. Now the car is idling rough and sometimes dies at intersections. It also is giving the following check engine codes, PO 170, PO 173, PO 1188 and PO 1189. The codes are basically fuel malfunctions. I'm sure most of you will look up these codes to help you solve this. Good luck, answer is below.


Besides the engine being very dusty, If you guessed that the oil filler cap was not properly on, YOU ARE CORRECT. When I changed the oil filter I had opened the cap a bit so the oil would drain out of the oil filter housing. Apparently I forgot to secure it. I can't imagine what I would have paid if I brought it into the BMW stealership. If any of you got the correct answer let me know, I'm looking for a good mechanic.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday group ride

Had a nice ride this afternoon. The rain stayed away long enough for us to get in 30 miles. No flat tires, nothing fun to tell ya, sorry.