We rode through Trinity Park and passed by the feral cat colony. I've seen several raccoons out in the open eating cat food. The cats have obviously learned not to mess with the raccoons.
I found this 700c wheelset for sale on Craigslist for a price that was too good to pass up. These are the CL ad photos by the way. It turns out that the guy selling the wheels was the same guy that sold me the Lotus. He stopped by my blog and was surprised to see that I was able to fit 38mm tires on that old bike. The hubs look like the Chorus hubs on my other wheelset. The rims are Mavic Module 3's with the old red Mavic label. I need to do some research to see if I can mount a set of 40mm tires on 22mm rims.
The Campy skewers are still there.
These rims are destined for my Takara touring bike. I'll be attempting to replace the original cantilever brakes with a modern set with more height adjustment to allow the mounting of 700c wheels on a bike designed for 27" wheels.