The Breakfast Club: No Rain
Sunday, 6 Nov 2016
No rain today. Plenty of bikes at breakfast.
After breakfast some of us went over to Alberto’s to install electrical farkles on his KLR. The battery came out of the bike – a flooded lead acid battery. KLRs really are old school.
While Alberto, Bob, and Markus were picking up some needed fuses Mike and I played a game of involuntary catch with the battery while figuring out wire routing options. Mike threw and I failed to catch. The battery dripped acid over my lap then hit the ground and broke. I walked over to the hose and rinsed off my jeans. Then we called/texted the group at the store with instructions to come back with a new battery, too. A sealed battery.
I didn’t notice at the time that acid also got on my left leg at and below the knees until Tuesday morning when I kneeled down and left a blue stain and part of my jeans on the rug. Oh. Rub pants and the material comes apart. Ooops. Battery acid will do that.
I guess these pants will be turned into cut-offs much sooner than expected.