Tuesday, May 31, 2005


the cruise was so awesome I didn't want to come back to civilazation. a 4 day ordeal that stopped off at san diego, catalina island and ensenada mexico by none other than the royal caribien carrier (out of norway or something). the food was great, and it was fun to spend time with family. we camped on the way down to LA, and we camped on the way back. so 2 days of camping, 4 nights on a cruise ship, and a partridge in a pear tree. the vacation was so good in fact I really wasn't interested in returning to work. with some major luck I"ll be able to retire while I can still appreciate it. wish me luck.

Friday, May 13, 2005

adventure motorcycling

maybe its just work, but I"ve got a real itch to get out on the bike again! this seems to parallel, very closely to what we did on street bikes in BC last summer. if we want to go the adventure route we should check into call of the wild!

ahh.. here is a must get. 15$ for the rhino mount. I wonder if its crap or if it will hold up to the rigors of the bike or if it is of the $14.99 quality it is for sale for?

i'll check it out anyway

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

no cat

nocat.net is one method of making a shared wireless 802.11b network. I like the quote from albert einstein

Friday, May 06, 2005


HERE is another good story of riding, this time in Australia. one of my favorite parts goes something like this:

At Airlie Beach I sailed for three days through the Whitsunday Islands on a charter yacht, a break from the bike and a rest for my bony arse. I met this crazy German guy Frank on the boat; he had just ridden from Perth to Cairns in 12 days. 5000 Kilometres straight across Australia, the mad mad bastard. He had so much luggage he couldn't manage it in the deep sand of the Gibson, and nearly ditched it before bumping into a 4x4 which offered to carry it for him. I nearly pissed myself when he pulled out his mask and snorkel on the boat. Yep, he'd brought that across the desert as well. We swapped stories and I began to wonder what the hell I'd let myself in for.


Here is a little story about an xr650 and a UK rider that survived the paris - dakar race. a must read for the motorcycle enthusiast.

BMW 1200GS

A review of the bike (i think) will be visiting my place. I look forward to it!


zoom in on the universe HERE

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

pela 6000 oil extractor

I got a pela 6000 oil extractor. it holds about 1.5 gallons. its for chaning the oil in the TDI since i'm sick of taking the belly pan off (now full steel). gave it a shot today, worked fine. i'm sure it will come in handy for other odd ball tasks that require something to suck.

I payed 35 or $40 for the pela (got a link off of tdi.com) but in retrospect I could have got one for around 25$ from harborfreight but the one from harbor freight look like it comes with a crappy hose. the end of the hose on the pela is rigid and rams right down the oil check hole perfect.