Sunday, July 09, 2006

Pedro's bicycle pump.

A couple years ago Glenn Swan recommended to us the Pedro's Pretige bicycle pump and we have been very happy with it. Easy-to-use Presta/ Shrader valve and excellent gauge complement this sturdy metal pump.

Bought locally in Ithaca at Swan's Cycles (directions) for $28 about two years ago. EMS currently sells it for $45.

Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools, which is loaded with good recommendations for tools like this, doesn't seem to have a bicycle pump listed- just the Fix-A-Flat product.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Amelia's Birthday Celebration

Amelia's 40th birthday was July 3rd, and we celebrated a third time on Saturday, July 8th, this time at Taughannock Park.

[We also celebrated her birthday in Maine (before the 3rd), and again on the 3rd during which we enjoyed pinapple upside-down cake, her favorite birthday cake.]

Here, Amelia is giving us her famous swan statue pose, complete with water springing forth from between her teeth. Cady did a pretty good reproduction herself.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Family Triathlon at Camp Kemah

Amelia and two of her sisters (with families in tow) convened at the Habicht's Camp Kemah on Kezar Lake, Maine (near Conway, New Hampshire) last week, where we had one of "Amelia turning 40!" celebrations. In this picture, at the Triathlon's starting line were (l to r) Anna, Cady, Oliver, Amelia, John, Dan and Laura. Kevin joined Cady as a spectator, along with photographer and record-keeper Joyce. [Ellis and Tom Neufeld were in Alaska that week.] We had teamed canoe paddling instead of biking for this fun event.
During our stay in Maine, Dan and Laura's van got totalled (no one hurt, thankfully), so they ended up driving home in a new car. Joyce's car was not as badly damaged, but the bikes it was carrying were.
More Camp photos in our Picasa Web Albums. Posted by Picasa