Well done up old Chevy truck. A neat find for the night. The owner wasn't at the bar, but all's good.
Playing overwatch and had some watered down whiskey and cokes with some old friends online. Turns out “Red Rain” is pretty much the ultimate song to play while mowing virtual avatars down and whiskey and coke is the best drink to keep you going. Kids these days with their fancy electronic music and energy drinks....…
AND SUDDENLY - SPIDERS! DOZENS OF THEM!!!!!
Was reminded today of the fact that me, captain dork of the dork squad, on the dorkcycle known as a KLR650, was about the only featured rider of an off road trail video put on by a powersports dealership. This means I have sweet footage of my bike sitting still on a dirt trail and sweet sweet footage of me grabbing a…
Was making dinner for the girl tonight and we got to talking about english phrases and stuff. I brought up how I was still struggling to review my KLR 650 and that I didn’t know how to put thoughts to words.
I have 4 Hankook Winter i*Pike tires in size 215/60/R16. These things are new/nearly new and I think one of the earlier tenants had an accord that used these. Or was going to use them. Anyways, no one claimed ownership so the landlord declared that all car parts are probably mine so here we are.
Back to snow tires/wheels. I did the swap on wednesday and my back is still a bit sore but we got snow all day today so I was happy to have them on.
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…