September 4th, 2013
I slept in until almost 7:00 this morning for the first time in weeks!
It’s cooler today in NYC, and less humid.
Everything is as it should be.
Today, at 2:00 pm, the auctions for the Assless and the Ultimate Tight Ass will end, and the bike show will officially be over! It has been my mental horizon for quite a while now.. What next?!
“REST EZRA!!! ”
“beg your pardon? I couldn’t hear that.. I think I have bad reception down here in the shop.. and the compressor is running.”
At any rate. I do have SOME ideas..
The current bids on the the UTA and the Assless are $10k and $2500 respectively with A-RIV running uncontested on the UTA, and “yeti” and “mr. danger pants” duking it out yesterday afternoon for the Assless, but suddenly P.W. throwing his hat in the ring this morning!!
Naturally I would love to see some action on these bikes this morning, and I will be at the computer (or near it, swapping tires, and going no-tubes, and etc.. for a possible ride this afternoon). I understand that these are BIG ticket items. It’s a lot of money to be shelling out, and not a lot of time to think about it! The cause is a good one. These hospice folks are doing good work, and until there is massive change in the way palliative care is treated in our medical system, and until that system undergoes major change, they will only be ABLE to do what they do as a non-profit org. with the help of donors. They really have made the last few months of my life a pleasure. You’ve all witnessed my general level of activity.. productivity. All this on what the docs are telling me is borrowed time.
I WILL be coming up with fast boy ways to donate in smaller amounts. And, yes, of course, as some of you have pointed out, it is possible to simply donate directly. OR figure out who your local hospice organization is and donate there! OR volunteer! I guess the most important thing for me is that there is an increased level of awareness about the end of life choices we actually have. And that there is some level of support for the folks making those choices possible.
And YES. The left over jerseys WILL be for sale here online soon. You will be notified here, and on face place, etc.. Just need to get my bearings and set that up.
And YES.. There is another batch of pill flasks waiting in the wings. They just need another day of Ezra standing at the lathe.
This week I will not be selling photos. I am going to leave my weekend free, for some recuperation. Hopefully by bike.. Hopefully with my beautiful wife.
This morning I finally got a little time to scan through some medium format film that I’ve been shooting over the last bunch of weeks. Some from all the way back when we went up to Vermont! Seems like ages ago. I’ve posted up a bunch in today’s daily photos. 35mm from the same period coming soon!
Thank you all! Please spread the word about these auctions. Just 4 hours left!
Fast Boy OUT!