I put a factory remanufactured engine (Continental IO-520-D) in the Cessna 185 last October. I upgraded from the 260hp to the 300hp engine and I am loving it. I’ve only got about 140 hours on this new engine and I noticed it has been running a tiny bit lean when operating down at sea level. So this morning I woke up to clear skies and calm winds and decided it would be a good day to tweak the fuel system. I made the adjustments with a 5/32 allen wrench and then pushed the 185 outside to take it for a flight and see if I needed to tweak it further. As I was getting ready to depart I decided it would be a shame to waste such a beautiful morning with just a simple flight. So I ran up to the house and grabbed my backpack, my camera, my 10mm glock, and a water bottle. Then I threw the fat bike in the back of the plane “just in case” I needed to land and tweak the fuel system again. About that time my brother-in-law Dave stopped by and I talked him into joining me with Samantha’s fat bike. So, on a total whim, we departed on a biking adventure at 9:30 this morning. I think we did more talking than riding, because we are both getting old and fat and lazy. But it was an awesome time none the less. I do love having family nearby. I took some fun pictures with my new wide angle lens, tweaked the fuel system a bit more, then went home to eat tacos with the girls … now that is an excellent Saturday morning. Thankful.
I really love tearing around with a fat bike in the bush. I made a video more than a year ago, and have never taken the time to put it on youtube … what a looser. So as I am typing this it is finally uploading. I will post last year’s video with today’s photos. Enjoy.