Friday, April 20, 2018

Water Tank - Downtown Ocala


This is a large round water tank located in the downtown area of Ocala.  It has been painted with scenes showing food sources endemic to our area.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Roofing it!


Roofing it requires persons fleet of foot!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Directionals


If you were to ask me for directions, I'd have to say I don't think you can get there from here unless you're going north or south! 🤭

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bikes at Dick's


Dick's is a sporting goods store which sells just about any kind of sports equipment you can imagine along with clothing and shoes and guns and treadmills, etc.

Dick's also sells bicycles.  The cheaper version.  They look pretty good.  And they're not bad.  However, a bike repair man told me it's not always a good thing to buy a cheap bike.  In a year or two it is likely to need repairs and you'll end up spending about as much as it cost originally to get it fixed.

He may have been exaggerating.  But I don't think so; especially if you ride a lot.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A Big Oak Tree


You could tie a yellow ribbon around this big oak tree but it would have to be a big yellow ribbon!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

They came from Texas...



...and believe, perhaps, that the couple that ________ and ________ together, stays together. Fill in the blanks with "bikes" and "kayaks" and see if that works. There are two kayaks. There is one bike, but it is a tandem, which means two can ride as one.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Fast through the forest...


A biker rode down the path at full speed. My camera came out of a bag. I raised the camera to my eye. Whoosh! The biker disappeared in the woods. Can you imagine that?

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Yes, but will she rust?


While out shopping with Lois Anne, I discovered this metallic mermaid and had to take a photo. If we still had a pool, and if I really liked this thing, I might have bought it and put it out next to or in the pool. And the first question that raises, of course, is "Yes, but will she rust?"

Fortunately, I dislike the metallic mermaid and we no longer have a pool, so the question, while of modest interest, is moot.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Ocala Bicycle Center

The Ocala Bicycle Center is owned and operated by Carrie and Dan Miller.  They opened for business in 2005, shortly after we moved to Ocala.  As I recall, we were among their first customers and over the years have purchased several bikes from them.

They are family people, and invest themselves in the community in a variety of ways.  Honesty and integrity are fundamental to their business.  And they care about their customers.  Although we may not see them for months they never forget who we are and greet us warmly when we walk in the door.

If you wish to know more, please check out this website HERE.




Carrie Miller


Dan Miller


A few of their bikes for sale


The bikes run between several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars.


Dean - An excellent bike technician.  Lest you think setting up and repairing modern bicycles is an easy job, let me assure you that it requires much training and a great deal of skill.  Dean knows how to do the job.


Carrie - On her way to make a delivery
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