Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Still Raining

Sunday - It’s been raining for the last couple of days which has put a damper on me getting things done. And, it made driving around San Antonio somewhat less enjoyable, especially at night. 

Not much went on today. Maybe things will improve tomorrow…

Monday - More rain for much of the day. After the early test session, we headed west to Uvalde, which was a much larger town than Hondo. It had a Super Walmart, a much larger H-E-B, and a Walgreens. We found an unusual flavor, at least for us, cinnamon-cream cheese tamales at H-E-B. I wasn’t actually able to participate in the early session due to horrible Internet performance with Zoom. 

Wednesday - I had thought that I had lost the sidecar seat somewhere along our trip south. But, I found it in one of the bins that I had re-packed in Helena, MT. This is the same bin that had leaked due to a crack in the lid. I put things in the bin that could get wet. I also put the bin into the trailer upside down so any water that got in would drain out from the cracked lid. I checked the other containers on the trailer but they were all Action Packers and all of the contents were completely dry.

Yesterday was sunny so I was able to start unpacking things including unloading the Ural from the trailer. The rear tire had slid a bit to the side so it was no longer straight on the trailer. I think I want to add some sort of winch to the trailer to enable a more controlled load and unload process. I'm still not sure if I want to store the trailer in the storage lot or just leave it here next to the building or, as they are referred to around here, the casita. Internet speeds here have been really variable but it may have been partly due to the weather. I signed up for the mid-day test session so I'll see how it goes today.

After the test session, we went for a short ride to D'Hannis to make sure that the Ural still ran fine. The only problem is the left handgrip is loose and rotates easily. I need to find my handgrip cement. I remember packing it somewhere...

It was nice enough to do the afternoon test session outside. It's been a while since I've been able to do that.


  1. Fog here this morning, good to see the only Ural related issue is a simple one

    1. All Ural related issues are simple ones, right?