Yesterday, I returned from spending four days with my friends Carol and Bill in Mazatlan, Mexico. At 8am this morning, I biked to La Mesa Village to breakfast at [Swami's] wonderful restaurant.
La Mesa, California [where I live] is a special town. La Mesa retains a small-town atmosphere located inside the huge megalopolis of San Diego County.
La Mesa is mostly flat. Hardly any hills. Which means I am able to scoot around town on my electric bike with very little effort.
My breakfast at Swami's
Honda FIT repair
While I was visiting in Mexico, Elite Collision Repair found hidden frame damage to my Honda FIT. Repair costs zoomed from $4,000 to $6,000.
It turns out that my 2013 Honda FIT was grossly under-engineered for very low speed collisions. Fragile bumpers! In comparison collision tests, the 2013 Honda FIT is ranked at the bottom.
But my repair cost is going to be higher than ANY low speed collision report that I've read about. I was practically stopped when the accident happened. Going maybe one mph. But the steering wheel air-bag deployed. The bag did not touch me because I hardly moved forward.
After breakfast I plan to bike over to Elite Collision to have them show me the frame damage. I am only paying $500, my deductible. But even so, I am curious.
Line dancing in Mazatlan!
Here is a pic of me doing my version of line-dancing with a bunch of other dancers last Saturday evening.
Tioga-George line-dancing in Mazatlan
4pm - FedEX delivered new bike battery
I am so very excited about my new bike battery. I wanted to show it to you here on my blog. Just a little while ago I stopped trying to use the Picasa editor. Could not figure Picasa out. However, on my MacBook is a photo editor named, "Photos" which is easy for me to use.
I took a nice pic with my iPhone of my old small 9 amp-hour battery sitting on top of the new 12 amp-hour battery so you would be able to view the size difference.
Edited the pic. Resized so the pic would upload fast. Cropped it. Edited for light. For color. Pic came out good.
When I went to load the edited "Photos" pic into Blogger, it worked! I have been trying to do that for weeks. And finally I did it! :)
Old 9 amp-hour battery [top]
New 12 amp-hour battery [bottom]