Thursday, October 31, 2013

Three Wheels Thursday

More on this over here...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013



Note, there are adults present.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Two Wheels Tuesday

Only one wheel in use...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Status Update

Feeling a bit like this, today.

Mustang Monday

I feel like we need some airplane stuff, up in here.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Drive

It smells like an air freshener in here.

Saturday, October 26, 2013


Ahh, fahk doze Maassholes...

Day ah all a buncha queeahhs.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

FED Friday

Thursday, October 24, 2013

West Side

West Side Japan...


Thrasher Thursday

Just chill, man...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Make It Stick

I have a thing for collage as an art form, or medium, or whatever you care to call it.
Always have...
For some reason, never done it.

Anyway, here is an interview with a favorite working in the format.
There were a few things that stuck in my head, from watching it...
So, I figure it is worth sharing.

Sterling factoids here, if you want 'em.

Wall of Death Wednesday

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Two Wheels Tuesday

Bike and writer.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Moon Buggy Monday

So, we went to the moon.

We went so far as to take a car to the moon, so dudes could drive around and see more of the moon...

That is one hell of a trip to take a road trip.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday Drive

Do you want fries with that?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Love Song

Friday, October 18, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...


OK, that is cool.
Scrambler style modern 950 v-twin.

Yeah, you aren't looking for sweet jumps, really...
But sideways on back roads would be a blast.

More on this one here...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Life Lesson

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hump Day

Wall of Death Wednesday

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Two Wheels Tuesday

Heated seat, for those chilly mornings...

Monday, October 14, 2013


I was shootin' the shit with a bud, some time back.

Somehow, I got on futurism and dovetailed to the Russian constructivist movement.
You know, they interrelate like cogs on a gear set...
An analogy I use only because they would dig on that steez.

Anyway, it got me looking up some long half forgotten stuff.
Like Popova...

I dig this stuff.
And the graphic art that came out of that as well...

Remember, Shepard Fairey didn't invent that this stuff, he just riffs on it.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Drive

I can't see them, but I feel like they are still there...

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tis Autumn

Friday, October 11, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Fast Freddie Friday

Well, he was known as Fast Freddie...

Auto Pilot

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thrasher Thursday

That is so dope.

(Can we have a moratorium on that phrase, please?)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Did you catch that article in the Economist on critical flicker-fusion frequency and the perception of time?
Well, it was a good one.

You know, CFF is sorta the processor speed our brains have when dealing with visual stimuli.  Our rate is different than most animals, and scientists have been sussing on how that relates to our perception of time...

Or rather if having a high CFF would make it seem that the world around you was moving in slow motion.

I may be extrapolating that the slow-mo effect would then change the perception of time, though I presume most animals are less interested in the concept of time than humans.  Perhaps layering my own perspective on top of how another species perceives the world around them, to attempt to understand how the varied input factors would change one's base interaction with the space around them.

Which is pretty fascinating.

Here is a link to the full paper, if you want to read more than the magazine clipping below.  I, for one, prefer to read the source materials that generate these bite sized news bits.

(I have included this picture of a golden mantled ground squirrel for those who hate reading science stuff.)

For people, the average CFF is 60 hertz (ie, 60 times a second). This is why the refresh-rate on a television screen is usually set at that value. Dogs have a CFF of 80Hz, which is probably why they do not seem to like watching television. To a dog a TV programme looks like a series of rapidly changing stills. 
Having the highest possible CFF would carry biological advantages, because it would allow faster reaction to threats and opportunities. Flies, which have a CFF of 250Hz, are notoriously difficult to swat. A rolled up newspaper that seems to a human to be moving rapidly appears to them to be travelling through treacle. 
Mr Healy reasoned that the main constraints on an animal’s CFF are its size and its metabolic rate. Being small means signals have less far to travel in the brain. A high metabolic rate means more energy is available to process them. A literature search, however, showed that no one had previously looked into the question. 
Fortunately for Mr Healy, this search also showed that plenty of people had looked at CFF in lots of species for other reasons. Similarly, many other people had looked at the metabolic rates of many of the same species. And size data for species are ubiquitous. All he had to do, therefore, was correlate and repurpose these results. Which he did. 
To simplify matters he looked only at vertebrates—34 species of them. At the bottom end of the scale was the European eel, with a CFF of 14Hz. It was closely followed by the leatherback turtle, at 15Hz. Tuataras clocked in at 46Hz. Hammerhead sharks tied with humans, at 60Hz, and yellowfin tuna tied with dogs at 80Hz. The top spot was occupied by the golden-mantled ground squirrel, at 120Hz. And when Mr Healy plotted his accumulated CFF data against both size and metabolic rate (which are not, it must be admitted, independent variables, as small animals tend to have higher metabolic rates than large ones), he found exactly the correlations he had predicted.

Wall of Death Wednesday

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Two Wheels Tuesday

Oof.  That is a good one...

Monday, October 7, 2013

Feeling Buggy

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Drive

Buckle up, because it is a ramp that let's you jump into space...
And that is a long way.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Wide Eyes

Friday, October 4, 2013

Weekend Plans

Something like this...

Le Mans Classic

LeMans Classic 2012 from Filmkooperation on Vimeo.

Speaking of Le Mans...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thrasher Thursday

Sup, Bay Area?
The House.
Border Town.
A bunch of other cool spots.

Note, this embed code may be funky but the video is cool...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wood Wednesday

Sure, the schism between the name LeMans and the wood panels is a bit odd...

Still, I'd roll it.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Two Wheels Tuesday

Well, it does have two...