Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Spa Day

at Bardiac's shack:

I figure the border between cat person and crazy cat person is four cats. I'm not sure what the border is between biker and crazy biker, but this can't be a good sign.

But yes, that's the dork disc still on there, along with the side reflectors. I guess that's the way I roll.


  1. This is hilarious! I don't think it's crazy at all! At any give time, you can usually find one or two plants draining in my bathtub. And, one in a while, my bird's cage gets a bath in the tub, as well!

  2. Why is your bicycle in the bathtub...?

  3. Roaringgrrl, does your bird like to shower, too? I used to have a conure who loved to come to the shower with me. I'd bounce water up at him from the shower head, and he'd get sopping, but he loved it.

    Human, Bikes (especially chains) get really gunky and dirty, and will spread the gunk if you bring them inside and put them on a trainer. But it's way below freezing here, so I didn't want to wash it outside where water would freeze into small parts (and where I'd be miserably cold trying to wash). I degreased and rinsed, let it dry, and then lubed it in the tub. The tub has really convenient hot water, too! (There will still be some gunk spread, but lots less.)

    I'm told you can also reduce chain wear if you clean the gunk away occasionally so that it doesn't grind the metal, so I clean the chain fairly regularly during the riding season, but I can do it outdoors when it's nice and warm.

  4. you should be proud of your rolling machine!!!

  5. Oh, I so need to clean my bike, but I hate doing it so much, and I especially hate cleaning it in the shower where there's not quite enough space. Does having half our living room filled with four bikes, four or so extra wheels, a couple of pumps, and tons of bike clothing qualify Hobgoblin and me as crazy bike people?

  6. my 4 cats don't really take up much space.... they aren't dogs, you know.

    my household probably also wins a crazy bike people award, since my son and husband have at least 6 bikes between them, numerous wheels, and buckets of parts.

  7. Nels, Thanks :)

    Dorothy W, Yes, you're crazy bikers, and I mean that in the best way possible!

    Kathy A, You can have both crazy cat and crazy biker awards at your house!