Archive for March, 2008

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Oh, I was just out on my motorcycle. It works now.

It is louder, and will be faster once it is tuned (tomorrow morning).

I have a ton of video and pictures of the rebuild, which I’ll eventually compile into a write up for my motorcycle blog. But I’ve been busy. Tomorrow I have to write up two different resumes – I’m dreading each.

I TOOK APART MY ENTIRE MOTORCYCLE AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AND IT WORKS!!

I’m excited about it!

Stacy is trying to get me not to delete my myspace page. I think that’s cute.

March 31, 2008 at 8:58 pm

Vintage Bike Race!

Click here for more info.

I’m very excited for this. I think this will be a perfect trip to test my bike on, once it is all tuned in and good. It is about 80 miles north (Google Map) which I’d think is about 2 hours since I’m taking back roads to get there. It is in two weeks. That is the plan. Let’s hope it happens. Meet me there?

I’m planning on camping for one night up there – maybe I’ll just do it old school style and just bring a sleeping bag and sleep in the dirt next to my bike. I mean – why not? Life is short!

March 31, 2008 at 2:37 pm 3 comments

HIGH KICK <- \V \V

This morning, in the wee wee hours, I messed with my motorcycle and started it up. It is loud. It is running great. I just need to adjust the valves and the timing – something I need a wee bit of help on.  Other than that, yahhoooooo.

Coming to a town near you.

March 31, 2008 at 11:46 am 1 comment

this weekend

I worked on my bike almost every single hour.

It is all back together, firing up but something is wrong. Something is retarded (literally), like the timing or something. I don’t know. I’m exhausted. I’m taking a break right now, before I go back down and sit there and look at my bike and check 20 little things over and over and over again.

The crushing irony that I don’t have any transportation, or even enough money to rent myself a car is not lost on me.

I haven’t even looked at my scooter.

It has been very hard to stay positive about things lately.

March 30, 2008 at 6:44 pm 2 comments

feeling gravity’s pull

I’m getting really excited about REM’s new album.

March 28, 2008 at 3:37 pm

Skullphone: Did anyone see it?


Image Credit: Wired (click for article)

A Los Angeles street artist claimed that he “hacked” into Clear Channel’s billboards and put up his Skullphone tag on quite a few L.A. billboards. The picture above is from a billboard right down on Lincoln in Marina Del Ray.

However, Wired picked up on it and contacted Clear Channel, who says that they billboards were rented for two days – as in he paid for it then claimed he “hacked the system.”

Two things piss me off about this.

1: “Hacking” is ridiculous. Sure, there are a lot of people out there that do it for fun, for information purposes, and some with malicious intent. I don’t know a thing about hacking, but claiming that paying Clear Channel to put up your “street art” is not hacking, it’s advertising. You got some people talking – but about what? Everything is a “hack” today. Remember this old story about how people have “hacked” Coke bottles so they can see the iTunes code on the cap and get their free song? Yeah.. the “hack” was tilting the bottle and squishing it up to your face. Way to bring down the system! In fact, here is a link to the story.

2: I think I just covered both things in #1.

Anyway – I didn’t see these billboards up anywhere, but if I did they would just get lost in all the other visual pollution here in Los Angeles. This guy is no Banksy, and if he wanted to really do something cool in Los Angeles, he could have done something like painting a building using lasers. (Click the link and watch the video – you’ll agree it is awesome)

A sample from Flickr:

March 28, 2008 at 1:32 pm 5 comments

What a doozy of a week!

A DOUBLE doozy!

Let’s see: in just scooter related news, I ran out of gas once, got a flat tire, fouled two plugs and eventually seized it. In one week. GARRRR! However, this may be an awesome time to do some upgrades to the scooter – a new pipe, an upjetted carb, and a 133 kit perhaps? Quick and fun way to add 15-20 m.p.h. to the scoot. And if I wanted to get stupid(er) a few more tweaks could have me doing wheelies in 3rd gear!

No matter what happens, though, nothing will bring me down! Life is awesome right now and I have INDOMITABLE SPIRIT!

March 28, 2008 at 9:08 am 2 comments

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