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Since it's getting down to the wire, I wasn't planning on doing any real decoration of the railbike. But, it rained last week and has been foggy overnight lately, and the railbike parts have started showing some rust. So I disassembled everything, primed the parts, chose some metal colors (hammered steel, hammered gold, dark bronze, that sort of thing) and started in on it.

Turns out that the all-metal color scheme is really too subtle. Unless the viewer knew that the whole thing was modern steel, it isn't clear at all that there is anything interesting to the construction of the bike. Even with that, I decided that I really can't afford to have it in pieces for very long, so I reassembled it and am planning to do evening test runs for the rest of the week. It looks OK now, and of course it won't rust, so at least I won't have to worry about that.

The final tally for the event itself is 22 entrants (!). They're expecting the racing to begin around noon and take most of the afternoon. There will be two side-by-side tracks in use, drag-race style. It should be quite the spectacle.

That all sounds good

Date: 2009-09-23 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dame-cordelia.livejournal.com
So when is the big day?

Re: That all sounds good

Date: 2009-09-23 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alessandro-bard.livejournal.com
This Sunday. All the gory details can be found at handcar-regatta.com.

I have an appropriate shirt

Date: 2009-09-23 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] learnteach.livejournal.com
but man, it's probably a completely inappropriate size...do you still want it?

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