Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Experiment Ends

Q: What did we learn?
A: You really can't make a silk purse from a sows ear.

With the primary and mandatory design specification that a completely obsolete power plant be utilized Eric Buell failed to build a state of the art, commercially successful sportbike.


Gotta give the man credit, though. He tried like hell and damned near reinvented the wheel to do so.

Friday, October 16, 2009

California is SO on Top of Global Warming

They are considering "black cars", banning big screen TV's, and converting to the exclusive use of concrete rather than "blacktop" road surfaces.

All these things are supposed to directly or indirectly contribute to our record snowfall - I mean, gloabal warming and the desired outcome is less heat absorbed by lighter colours.

Does this mean I am genetically disposed to fostering a cooler planet? Is california going to require black folk to wear white hats and ban excessively large afro's?

I Know Ya'll have Already Seen This

but, Damn!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Take a powder, ladies.

Bill sent me some pics of his iteration of a waterproof camera case. I am having flashbacks from the "duct tape and bailing wire" days of riding with the KLR crowd. If you can't make it out of PVC and epoxy, you don't need it anyway.

First: This was obviously Bill's inspiration.