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in the cage again.

My bike is in the shop for the week. For a whole friggin week. I was riding home from work last week and slowed down for the (absurdly placed) stoplight near my apartment, and as I did I felt and heard a crunchSNAP as my handlebars broke in my hands. It's a good thing that my two-up seat was putting a good 190 pounds of pressure on my buttox or I would have completely crapped myself. I rode it home and found that the place where the risers come out of the tripletree has been cocked up. I think it's a rubber seating that broke or somesuch. So I loaded it up Saturday and took it in. A damned week, just for that little repair. I took my truck today for the first time in months and got a TICKET of course, just like every time I take the truck to work. I park where I please and if you remember, I had to pay like 100+ bucks in tickets last time. I like my bike because I get NO TICKETS and can park even closer to work, which means I can leave for work even later..

So it looks like my mother will be coming up for my cousin's wedding shower. If I'm in town (my boss hasn't mentioned if I have to go to FLA this weekend) I'll do somesuch with her I imagine (after I pick up my bike, of course).

I went up to Houston Saturday to try and find this one SCUBA dive shop downtown, but the traffic was out-fucking-rageous. I couldn't find it anywhere, and subsequently, I did not go diving like I had planned. I want to get some dives in this season, at least 20. Since there's a lake I can dive within the city limits, I'm ready to do it. If I can get about 30 or 40 more dives under my belt, I'll feel completely ready to get my divemaster certification. That would be fancy.

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shockwave77598
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:43 am (UTC)
There used to be a dive shop in Clear lake on Bay Area Blvd. As you are going east on Bay Area, just before Hwy 3 adn the railroad tracks, on the right is a building with a Dos Mas and a lightbulb store. it was in that building. I'll glance at it as I pass by today and see if it's stiill there.
floyd_mephit
Apr. 20th, 2004 09:16 am (UTC)
Thanks. I don't know much of anything about the Clear Lake/Webster area besides what's visible from 45.
shockwave77598
Apr. 20th, 2004 09:39 pm (UTC)
They've moved. They are now on 45 and nasa1 in the same complex as the Garden Ridge.

Sport Divers
20710 Gulf freeway
Webster, TX 77598
shockwave77598
Apr. 20th, 2004 09:40 pm (UTC)
sport divers
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skorzy
Apr. 20th, 2004 08:02 am (UTC)
I'm a certified NAUI Level 1 SCUBA diver and I've got about 200 hours bottom time diving off the So.Cal coast. Somewhere back home is all my gear, including a custom wetsuit. Never did a freshwater dive, though it sounds very intriguing.

I haven't been SCUBA diving in well over 10 years and frankly, think I'm badly out of shape for it. I do know my tank would require a visual inspection before using it again, and I've doubts about the integrity of half my gear. Expensive hobby I can't maintain right now. Though..someday...
floyd_mephit
Apr. 20th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC)
Yea I went through NAUI too. The instruction is supposed to be better than through PADI. I got my master diver cert a couple of years ago, but have only made or 2 dives since. I would looove to be able to dive off of California. I bet the water is really nice, as opposed to the oil rigs off of the gulf coast where I mostly dove. I'm kinda out of shape too, although diving luckily doesn't require as much fitness as free diving or somesuch. If you were to go diving after 10 years, you should go freshwater where there's no current to fight and you can just float around like a lazy fish..

And you can get your gear inspected at any shop, and they don't really charge that much for it (they might give a discount if you let 'em do all your stuff at once).
mrcougar
Apr. 20th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
I'd be a sell out and buy a honda.

and was this muff diving or what?
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