Thursday, March 25, 2010

Japan bound!!!

Lynn and I are sitting on the airplane waiting to depart Seattle for Tokyo and I have to say I am so excited I am totally freaking out!!!!!

Thank you to Troy, Ayu, Shinya, Dan, and Ken for all the guidance and suggestions to make this trip a life changing one.

One week in Tokyo and one week on a motorcycle touring the coast and countryside.

We look forward to making many new friends along the way :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Overly complicated never looked so simple

Tonight I finally got the rear brake on the BSA put together. What your looking at is a mechanical sprotor. I designed the rear caliper around a simple mechanical brake you find on industrial machines. The way it will work is the left rear set control will actuate it via a wedge which pushes up between the two adjustable ball bearings, pushing the arms open and the brake pads together. The brake arms are aluminum and most everything else is stainless. I still need to rivet the brake shoe material to the backing plates.

Vancouver 2010

It's been a very busy couple of weeks. My mom flew in from Cape Cod and we all drove up to the Vancouver Olympics for a couple of days. My second cousin is on the USA woman's hockey team. We got to see their third game which was against Finland. We kicked their butts and it was a great game to watch. Came back to Seattle and had a wonderful rest of the week with my mom... I miss you mom!