Went for a quick ride after work the other day and the repair shop not too far away that usually has modified Audi’s and VWs had this beauty out front. Ended up chatting with the mechanics for a bit. Full report later. For now - Figaro.
Wanted to upgrade my laptop to something a bit bigger and with a hint more gaming muscle. Scored a killer deal on a refurbished laptop. Bought it last night off newegg and when I woke up this morning, the laptop was out of stock. Suck it, people who waited!
We knew it would happen at some point. But an ex employee called OSHA on us so some timelines are getting moved up...that is, if our plant manager will take his head out of his ass. We’re a chemical plant and the OSHA inspector correctly identified that chemical knowledge starts and ends with me. Nione was thrown…
Finally finished the rough cutting and mounting for the front “bikini” fairing. I also cut down the windscreen to stop the buffeting and tightened up the mirrors properly. Still needs the brakes bled and the controls adjusted a bit more but she’ll be a respectable steed soon enough!
Kimi is going to Sauber for 2019 and LeClerc is in at Ferrari. Now what handsome devil could’ve possibly called this? Oh yeah, me. And everyone said there was no way Kimi would do it but once again I prove myself to be the voice of reason when it comes to the F1 silly season!
Saw the mirrors bouncing around on smooth pavement. Took a look today and the pic is what greeted me. That is indeed a mess of washers meant to act as spacers and a way-too-small nut to cap it all off.
Mmmmmm. Took these just in time to get the covers back on the bikes before the thunderstorm came in.
Got the Triumph home today. Got some nice replica metal signs for the workshop and he has some old dealership promos and manuals from the 60s so I’m hoping he can get me a corvette piece for my dad so I can check off birthday shopping for him.
I pulled the trigger. 1300$ and this girl is all mine. She’s a 1998 Triumph Trophy 1200 with over 40k miles on it. It’s rough around the edges and needs a proper carb and throttle body cleaning. But damn is she a gentle girl for a 1200.
Not car related, but damn. This episode is summed up in two words - Fucking awesome. Between the speech from 16, and the song at the end.....My god this was awesome.
A follow up to yesterday’s post, I was able to have a conversation with the owner today. He’s selling off his collection due to health issues and this was his daily ride for a few years. We talked bikes and our history of riding in the city for a while and got a viewing scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. He’s selling…
Local guy near me has this triumph 1200 trophy for sale for well under 2 grand. The side fairings are cracked and the luggage is scraped (I’m guessing it had a fall at some point) but the price is right. I might be picking it up as a birthday present from me to me. I really want to turn it into a gentleman’s cafe…
You make a massive nacho to see you through it all. I’m halfway through the Belgian GP right now and am quite full...for now
McSainz is a thing now. And thus, Alonso has a fellow spaniard to keep the seat warm in case the car suddenly gets good again. Let’s see if McLaren gets Norris or someone else to partner him or goes for the saltines and cheese choice and signs Vandoorne. I doubt they’ll have the results or the personality to drum up…
Riccardo to Renault kicks off the silly season for F1. Who do you have going where? As it stands, I’m thinking the following lineups for 2019 **UPDATED 8/15 FOR ALONSO ANNOUNCEMENT AND FALLOUT**
Remaining Focus ST inventory is STILL dirt cheap. ST2 equipped cars (black leather recaros + sound system) can be had for 23k. Base models are still under 20.
Was out for a ride and I see this beauty out front for sale. I swing by to take a look and the owner was outside so we spent a half hour talking bikes.
Been on a synthwave kick and stumbled on this group a little while ago. This is probably my favorite song so far. Been singing it for the past few days and am in love. I want this played at my wedding.
Love the song that starts at 9:17 only because of the video attached.
Tomorrow the brewery near me is doing an 80s synthwave night so I’m wearing my testarossa shirt from blipshift. I’m doing everything I can to convince them to mix in modern synthwave music into the 80s stuff they have planned. Gonna be a good night.