Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 5:12 AM
Subject: Four Score and....
Ok, this is going to be quick. Since I
needed to be in Jersey to get some parts, I went to my parents house in MD,
got my mail forwarded there. The Area One tour was at Merriweather Post
Pavilion, so I went to that Friday night and saw Nelly Furtado, The Roots,
Incubus, Outkast and Moby (who is why I went to see the show). Wanted to
see Paul Oakenfold who was spinning a set in the second tent, but the line
started reminding me of a Who show in Cincinnati so I bailed. I was most
pleasantly surprised by Nelly Furtado, whose song on the radio I can't stand,
but who put on a great show and the rest of her songs were great.
Outkast put on a good show, and Moby was awesome. He was
everywhere, and talked to the crowd a lot, you could tell it was important to
him to put on a good show. Sunday night drove out to New Jersey and
camped at a Wal-Mart. Got up and went to see Ken at Vanagain. I
had some time, so we took the van for a spin and he thought the brakes seemed
mushy. The previous owner had just had the rear brakes done, but had
told me that he thought the front ones were about ready to be replaced.
Based on that comment I bought new brake pads, but when I inspected the
brakes, the ones on there looked fine. So we pulled the rear brakes off,
and lo and behold, on one side the gasket for one brake piston was broken and
leaking brake fluid, and on the other the hub and pads were completely scored
and worn. We fixed all that up, and now the brakes feel great and I have
much more stopping power. Now that I know what it should be, it is a
little scary what it was like before.
Decided to head for Gettysburg for the night.
The next day I hung out in Gettysburg for a while and checked out some of the
battlefields. It was pretty interesting, the history there is fairly
balanced in it's approach. There was also a lot of interesting stuff on
Abraham Lincoln. I have some pictures, but it is basically a lot of farm
fields that are peppered with memorials in a way that is reminiscent of Easter
After Gettysburg I headed down the road a little
further to camp for the night and head out for Cleveland the next day.....