Thursday, January 28, 2010

Can it be? Spell it with me!

I officially saw the Oscar Mayer weinermobile in the most boring place ever. It was in traffic merging onto the I-90 West tollway while I was commuting home from work. Covered with snow, salt, and salty snow-water.

Like seeing your favorite actress, supermodel, or musician taking a dump, it brings this magical meat machine down to the same level as the rest of us mortal machines. The majesty is gone.

Monday, January 25, 2010

l33t license plate

Spotted this near the intersection of Genoa Road and U.S. Route 20 in Rockford, IL.

Shot on my cell phone.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Snow tires rule

Picked up a set of American Racing alloy wheels with Bridgestone Blizzak MZ-02 snow tires last weekend. They're used, but damned near new. Price? $100. That's right.

The Blizzak WS-50 set on steelies are now on Amanda's Escort. She definitely doesn't push the limits ever, but she noticed a significant difference between her all-season BFGoodrich Traction T/As and the Blizzaks in the snow.

Simply, studless snow tires rule. Whichever brand you get will be a million times better than any all-season tire you could drive in. I'm sure you've heard about the crazy winter weather in the midwest lately. As you can see, I've blasted through that white shit without any problem.

(I know the weather has been nicer this week, but these things are really unbeatable.)

(Yes, my neighbor keeps his crotch rocket parked outside all the time, uncovered. It's in a car port, so that counts for something. He rarely rides it though, and the rear tire has a bad leak. Unless he's just taken it out, it's always flat.)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Windblocker with Hard Dog roll bar

A few months ago I bought a Raceland "Windblokker" brand windblocker. The name's kind of silly, but it fits and it works. It's also stupid cheap.

But as I mentioned before, it did have one small problem: while it's made to tilt down, it's blocked from tilting by the rear supports of my Hard Dog Hard Bar Sport roll bar. With the convertible top up, it rendered the parcel shelf all but useless.

A few nights ago I got bored and decided to see if I could remedy the situation. I took a trip to Farm & Fleet and picked up a shelf repair bracket, a couple bolts and nuts, and 4 washers. The solution is so simple it almost assembles itself. It's nice to be able to use the shelf again.