So Much For A Night At Home

Fucking Atlanta traffic.

Because traffic was yet another horrific nightmare I stayed at the office until 6pm, a point at which I could remain no more. My first thought was to go to Taco Mac T.Mac (an homage to a IM thread I had with ITP-Reader Lisa last night on my 90-minute commute home), but with everything in my car exposed an no desire to ruin the hard work I put in riding yesterday morning I chose not to go there. Instead I decided to sit in traffic.

I need an after-work activity that doesn’t involve ingesting calories. Perhaps I should have one to the movies.

By the time I arrived home, 7:30pm, I still needed to start cooking something for dinner, and I had to unload all of my shit from the M6.

And by the time I accomplished all of that as well as eating said dinner, I was tired of doing things and pretty much went to sleep.

I Will Find Out What REI Says Today
Another thing I did last night was disassemble the bike rack so that I could fit it into the back of the M6 today. It’s loaded into the M6 and I will make a trip over to REI to see what they say about me returning it for store credit.

If all goes as I hope I will be getting a Yakima HighLite 2, which according to Yakima’s own guide will work with a 1.25″ hitch with a stop. Of course I will also have to check the distance between the hitch hole and the back bumper, now that I know that can be an issue as well.

Fingers crossed, or as they say in German, Die Daumen drücken.

Crap, now I’m confused because I just saw this in Yakima’s installation guide for the HighLite 2

This product is designed for a hitch receiver, Class II or greater. Some Class I receivers may not accept this product. If you do not know the capabilities of your hitch receiver, consult an automotive professional.

which conflicts with the chart that shows that the HighLite 2 can be used with a Class I hitch with a stop.

Why is this so goddamn difficult?!?!

No Trivia, Yes Lavanderia
With no trivia on my schedule for tonight, and a trip to Athens on my schedule for tomorrow and Saturday nights, I’ve also loaded a couple of bags of dirty laundry — including four recently-used cycling kits (!) — into the M6 for some washing tonight. Yes, that is the wild fun I will be having tonight!

While doing laundry tonight I will also be starting to work on my German Flashcard app for the iPhone and Apple Watch. This project is not going to make me money, at least not directly.

Time for me to work on the project that does…

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to So Much For A Night At Home

  1. Barb says:

    Good luck at REI. See if they have a floor model of the rack you want & take it outside to be sure it will work. I know you could do that at Cycleworks with the racks they sell.

    As I’m sure you figured out from the weather – we did not ride last night. It never really rained all that much, but the sky looked menacing & it got crazy windy & there was plenty of lightning & thunder.

    So, we made dinner & watched Wayward Pines. We are caught up now, its one weird TV show. But, its only 10 episodes long, so I like when a show as a definite ending.

    We will hopefully get on the bikes tonight.

    And – something positive to think about, you don’t have to get emmissions done to get your car tag. I got my letters in the mail a few days ago. I do still have to ge the emmissions done on the CRV, I told Allan to stop & do it, we will see if he does.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I forgot to mention that I renewed my tag online yesterday – $26! Of course I paid a much larger “ad valorem type fee” when I bought the M6.

  3. steve says:

    2 hours 45 minutes to get home last night. Don’t start with me.245 minutes to get home last night. Don’t start with me.

    off to the auction. I’ll be in on what I was able to buy a little later.


  4. Steve, this is why you are supposed to be going to George’s on Wednesday nights! (sorry to hear about your even shittier commute)

  5. Barb says:

    Since Paulie isn’t on FB, I’m so proud of Brownie! Getting a armadillo & putting it in a bucket! Such a good dog.

  6. steve says:

    I got jack squat at the auction. However I did run into one of Debbie old high school classmates who recognized me. He had won screwdrivers and a bunch of other stuff that i had seen. He gave me one of the sets of screwdrivers after helping him load out.lots of bargains on the big auction equipment. I did see 1 pickup truck with contractor racks in the back go for $1500.

  7. I’ll spill the beans about my REI trip, they took the other rack back no questions asked. I chatted with an employee about the one I was going to buy and decided to take the plunge. I was going to see if the one on display would work, but it had the 2″ adapter on it and I didn’t want to be bothered.

    This weekend I will see how the marriage between this bike rack and my hitch receiver goes.

  8. Barb says:

    I didn’t think it would be a problem to return it. Hopefully this next one will work better.

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