Saturday, June 16, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Somewhere along the line, maybe 6-7 years ago, that clear ano finish was getting really crazed. So I coated it with, what else, black Rustoleum. That began to look pretty sad, too.
To the rescue, baby head with spider legs! Metalic "Dark Steel" from Rustoleum!
Yep, only the best for this baby head.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
I was struck by how pristine this thing is down yonder. I mean....like new clean. Everything is aluminum: block, control arms, transmission case. And that stuff is obviously anodized or coated in some way. But, WOW. Look at this thing!
And curious eyes will notice the wee oil filter. Man, I'm telling you, that thing looks like a kids sippy cup. Curiously, the rubber seal stuck to the housing when I removed the old filter. I have heard of that happening, but never witnessed it myself. Luckily I noticed it and peeled it off before screwing the new filter up into it!
Surprising how great the gas mileage is on this puppy. I've yet to get less than 33mpg for a full tank. My regular is 35mpg. But I admit to driving like a grandpa. The Focus will get up and move when I demand it, but I don't demand much. I've promised the car to Eli, who will have his permit in less than 3 years and his full license in 4. Certainly this thing will not have topped 100k by that time.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Overall, a very nice looking car, and one I would love to take up to speed on the back roads.
I've always liked the name Triumph. It just says "sporty".
Perfect British profile.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Eli turns 12 with a chocolate long john donut and a candle.
Eli was a bit menacing in his mask.
Some last minute instructions from the Dude.
I would seriously run like I was in the movie Deliverance if I saw these characters.
They started a little slow. Kinda like they didn't know what to do.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Another look, just to increase the humor. Yep, just the back plate left.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Dreary and warm ride down to Jefferson Barracks park this morning..
Sylvan, this park holds a special place in my heart.
I rode around the skate park. Love the berm action!
My shit bike is positively light weight compared to this monster.
Calm and very low, the Mississippi river.
The start of the greenway.
A good read.
Fascinating bridge that ends at the overlook.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Strava was very impressed.
I was the first old guy to finish, though. And there was some 63 year old dude only a couple of places behind me!
Overall I would say that it was a great experience.