As 5th graders all three of my girls had to do a presentation on a simple machine. All choose the glamorous pulley. And why not? But today I truly learned, experienced, embraced the beauty of a lever. OMG! So much power. Little effort resulting in huge pay offs. Staggering the difference a fulcrum and a long bar can make.
Nothing screams teamwork more that home construction. Yesterday, my part was to deconstruct the deck stairs. Preserving the stairs and risers for future use. Afterwards we cut and stacked lumber. For today we start wall construction, after finishing the removal of the stairs from the deck. The wonder bar and hammer are my friends.
The challenge has been put out there. The offer made. Wachusett, with a friend, the boss this Saturday. Leaving at 5AM. Home by 10. Now the decision. Do I go? Do I feel strong enough? Am I ready? I have two days to decide.
Solo riding to Mt Wachusett is huge. Roughly 90 miles round trip with a mountain climb in the mild. It looms before me. I fear it's impossible. That I won't make it. But then I remember riding up Carter Dr seemed an impossibility too. Keep moving forward.