Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I've also been having visions of driving one of those new 4-door pickups.
Think of all the amazing thing I could (but wouldn't) do! The offroading, the towing, the hauling. Ya know, man stuff. *Sigh*
Since my 30th birthday is coming up in less than a week (holy shit!), my wife
Even though a Jeep had been one of my dream cars, I had to eliminate it from contention because it's completely impractical and makes absolutely no sense as a daily driver. Also, fuckers are expensive.
I started looking at trucks and came to a similar conclusion. I've got 2 kids, which necessitates a crew cab ($$$$$), I can't stand cloth upholstery so it's gotta have leather ($$$$$), and I also wanted less than 50,000 miles ($$$$$). I really like the Nissan Titans, and they are actually rather reasonably priced, but I just couldn't do it.
I already have a decent SUV with a V8 and leather, and couldn't justify spending $25K on something only marginally better. And that's for trucks that are 3-4 years old! Don't even get me started on the new ones! I can't fathom why anyone would pay what new vehicles cost. No wonder the auto industry is in the shitter.
So, yeah, I blew my big chance to get a pimp new ride. But ya know what? I'm OK with that. With the money I'm saving, I can take care of a couple other things I've been dreaming of, like a zero-turn mower and a shed. I know, dream big, right?
This is pretty much the most practical thing I've ever done in my life. Aw, fuck, I am getting old!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
A couple weeks ago, a received a call from an excited Bodacious P, declaring that he had procured "upper level, but still really good seats" to the Vikings' final preseason game. Did I want to go? Hell yeah, I wanted to go!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Cane Creek Volos Road Wheels, Shimano freehum, Sapim Cx Ray spokes. Just in time for Cx season! They have a claimed weight of just over 1500 grams and are incredibly durable. I've had them for a couple years but they have less than 1000 miles on them. $250
Fi'zi:k Arione k:ium. Brand new. $90.
NiteRider Classic Plus lights. The battery is a bit weak, but should last over an hour with only one of the bulbs on. If you can use it for something, it's cheap. $20
Giro Advantage 2 helmet. Only used a handful of times. Like-new condition. $75
Boys 16" Giant Animator bike. $50
Kids Radio Flyer Grow & Go bike. $30.
Any questions, let me know!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Then I looked closer...
He gave me a look that said, "Where the hell am I?" then scurried through a crack near the hood hinges and down into the engine compartment, where I can only assume he's eating all the belts and wires.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
It took over 10 minutes to pump 17 gallons of gas. Every time I come here, the pumps are ridiculously slow. How its that even possible?
Hell, I could siphon it by mouth faster than that! At first, I thought it was a one-time thing, but this is the 4th time.
I will not be back.
Cenex, you are making it very difficult to avoid going to BP stations.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thanks to everyone who supported/hated/watched/followed me over the years. I was a hell of a ride (pun intended).
I still plan to do plenty of mountain biking and group rides, so I'll still be around. I'll just be fatter and slower.