The morning started off with me changing the wheel studs. I’ve never done this before. It looked like nothing that a 5 lb sledge hammer couldn’t fix. I did use the big hammer and the old studs did come out. The new ones went in with ease. The wheel was the difficult thing. The wheel lug nut holes was rimmed out a little. The wheel turned out to be usable when put on with gentile care. The new lug nuts went out with ever so much care. Then ALL the wheels were tighten down to 110 lbs of torque. It was afternoon by now and time to ride again.
We did about an 18 mile ride. No troubles for anyone. I checked the lug nuts out there and when we got back I retorgued them again. All were good and stayed tight. Mark had fun on the sand with his two wheeler. He didn’t like the real steep hills so we avoided them as much as possible. He did go down suicide hill and went weeeeeeeeeeee all the way down. Fun was had by all.
Then it was time for the fire pit heat off. We had a small Camp Chef at 60,000 BTU. The medium size (center) was an Outland at 55,000 BTU and the last and big won was bought at Sam’s Club and was at 58,000 BTU’s.
Us guys determined that the Outland had the biggest flame and the little Camp Chef came in a close second. For a portable unit the Camp Chef won hands down. The large one bought at Sam’s Club for $99 will be returned. It just failed in all areas.
ED & Sandy were great hosts for this little sorta unplanned get together. Nancy & Steve O’Bosky even showed up along with others to include Larry & Marilyn. Ed & Sandy planned for everyone to eat inside but no one did in this nice weather.
Then it was night time and a great time was had by all by the fires. No Pete and Jo, Bob & Molly, Don & Sharon, among others of course! Se ya all at Lake Havasu ?
It don’t get too much better than this…..maybe a little tri tip along with Mark’s beer. It was still another great day.