Computer hiatus

I have a love/hate relationship with computers. This condition goes in streaks and lately I’ve been hating computers. Hating is too strong a word. Really I’ve been avoiding dealing with pictures and blogging. These activities so often feel like a waste of time. I know they’re not but like so many one person operations sometimes things get pushed to the side for more important tasks.

This randonneuse frame and fork are for Gunner’s daughter. He’s giving her this as a college graduation gift. Pretty nice gift but I’m biased. I still need to build the front rack for this but I’m going to paint it first. As I’m typing this the drop outs are in the plating bath and will be done soon. After that I’ll prep the frame and mask off the nickel for paint. Earlier today I mixed up the epoxy primer and will spray the frame this afternoon. Hopefully I can get a little color on the frame too before I go home tonight. You may have noticed the dragonfly on the down tube. Gunner carved that and asked me if I’d put it on the frame. He explained to me that dragonflies are important to his daughter. At first I wasn’t thrilled at the idea. Mostly because I didn’t want someone to ask me to carve up something for them. I just don’t think I have the talent to do that. Anyway I thought more about the reason for this whole bike being built and realized I needed to get over it. I think it’s really cool that the bike is somewhat of a collaboration plus Gunner did a beautiful job. Also my daughter thought it was cool. One should never get in the way of a father’s love for his daughter.