JATO 3.3 Ready to Rock

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of picking up a like-new Traxxas JATO 3.3. My JATO had somehow gotten rusted over the winter in my barn. Lesson learned. However, the aluminum hop-up parts I’d bought were still almost mint. They needed a buffing and I cleverly thought to throw a couple coats of clear enamel on …

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Ride 1 on the Trike

I just finished my first real ride on the trike: 11.6 miles, my normal commute to work, and it was wonderful!  I kind of thought I was going to feel unsafe riding next to traffic in a moderately wider vehicle, but traffic was nice to me and gave me a little more room than usual. …

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Trike is so close I can taste it

[cetsEmbedGmap src=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Grand+Rapids,+MI&daddr=toledo,+oh+to:Rochester,+NY+to:hartford,ct&hl=en&geocode=FaCRjwIdCs_k-ikVKFC7YFQYiDHQqNMby6qTpQ%3BFcK9ewIddAwF-yl5Th78LYc7iDFFwzpFn8g8fA%3B%3B&mra=ls&sll=40.279526,-81.430664&sspn=11.828614,23.005371&ie=UTF8&ll=42.244785,-79.123535&spn=11.480271,23.005371&z=6 width=350 height=425 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no] THIS IS TORTURRRRRRRRRE!  I WANT THAT TRIKE SO BAD.  AAAAAAG!  THEY PASSED MY DAMN HOUSE ON THE WAY TO HARTFORD.  THEY COULD HAVE CHUCKED IT OFF THE TRUCK AND I’D GO PICK IT UP. DAAAAAAAAAAAAG. This is what it will look like, by the way.

The Perfect Summer Song

This song, Daisy, by Stone Temple Pilots, in my opinion, best captures the spirit of a summer day by the pool, lake, or pond.  I picture a gentle, lazy, hot afternoon, or a cooling transition into the evening, sun heavily edging toward the horizon.