I left Lubbock Friday afternoon so I didn’t get back to Philly till late Friday night. I wish I could say the flight was uneventful, but it was really stressful until I finally got on my connection to Philly. I was really worried I would be stuck in Memphis, but luckily made it home!
I spent Saturday morning at home, taking care of some things, while Eric cruised north to the Kensington neighborhood to work on bike stuff. I rode my bike up after lunch to supervise.
Our friend Ricky has a pretty sweet set-up with a garage in his back alley. Eric, Ricky and Jessie were grinding and welding some bikes together for the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby (it’s next weekend FYI!).
I wish I could describe their bike vision, but I’m not sure they even have one. There were three separate bike frames that they were attempting to put together.
I mainly hung out, but eventually the boys trusted me with the power tools and let me grind down some bikes.
After a bit of grinding they got down to welding.
Ricky has an interesting alley, with some very legit graffiti. We’re nothing but a bunch of dead end kids.
Then finally the three frames were together!
So we pushed each other around on it since it didn’t have a chain yet.
The bike work ended kind of late so Eric and I grabbed dinner at Memphis Taproom. We hadn’t been in a while so it was nice to grab a bite to eat. We both ordered their awesome veggie burger.
We spent most of Sunday at a friend’s house for a BBQ and hanging out. The house was in our neighborhood and was really awesome. They had a roof deck with an awesome view of downtown.
It was a super chill weekend and really nice to come back to after a week of vacation. I am so excited about the nicer weather and hanging out outside. I start summer school today, which is kind of drab, but I am ALMOST finished with my pre-reqs!