Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Winter's Wolves

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. There are still things going on though... secret things... sort of. Anyways I'm involved in a local Team effort to build up some formula Racing Mopeds and field them in 2009 for an event called The Polini Cup, taking place outside San Francisco in a town called Atwater. Hopefully it'll all come together. Another reason I haven't been posting is because Liz's bike and my moped are both runners, and there's a bunch of snow on the ground. I guess this is the most snow they've had here in over 10 years or something...? The people of Seattle get an A+ in preparedness, they've been sporting their high-tech clothing for awhile; all they had to do was attach their skiis to get around. Yes, people skiing in the streets. I also saw a lady with snow shoes on at the grocery store. It would be tragic if she accidentally fell into a huge chasm covered by only a few inches of snow - in Fremont. The City of Seattle gets a F- in preparedness. They were calling snows days with a bare dusting on the ground. I haven't seen any snowplows, just cop cars and busses with chains on the wheels. -One bus was disabled on the side of the road, maybe it's chains broke?

Anyways... (sorry for being snarky) ..I've been mostly trying to get another job, which isn't going really well, probably because of the time of year, more than anything else. For those of you who don't know, I went to art school, which explains my lack of talent, and wild liberal politics. I graduated from CCAD in Industrial Design, the most macho-sounding art major. Basically, it means I figure out what stuff should look like, and why. There's all this gobbledy-gook about 'sustainability' 'design code' 'user interfaces' and 'manufacturability' that I just ignore. I just put flames and a spoiler on everything.


What'd I tell ya, Flames. Yep. There's more of my stuff Here, if you're interested.
Also, Merry Christmas everybody, I hope everyone travels safe and enjoys plenty of fruitcakes and egg-nog.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

we have Contact?

Ok, so I didn't make out last week due to a noise in my gearbox. After digging around in there, I sorted out the issue and My bike does now indeed run.... (?) But! Its now making a different noise, which bothers me, though its not as threatening as the previous noise. -Also it used to not be able to roll backwards, which it now does (1st speed clutch was in reverse). In just riding it, it did seem somewhat ballsier and the transmission mods did seem to work. So hopefully it'll run fur rillz, and I'll try to figure out what ever is that persistant noise... fret. fret. fret. -In addition to all the other issues: Lighting, jetting, legality, lack of centerstand, non-functional tachometer, etc...