Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Playing between the lines

It's always fun to go someplace you're not supposed to be, be it physically or electronically.

The Zelda: Ocarina of Time debug ROM isn't new, it's been available on the internet for quite some time, but I just now got around to playing with it. Anyone can find it if they look in the right places.

This game was mythic to me when it came out, so it was neat to see test areas of the game that had previously been off-limits.






Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ruckus Festival Pt. 2

Here is the second group of pictures from the event. I shot something like 200 pics, so it took me awhile to sort through them all and decide what was worth posting.

Note the amp under the seat and speakers towards the back of the rear frame. Check out the 110V socket on the battery box.




I don't see these very often, everyone just gets the ubiquitous TRC.




One of our riders was peeing on this building slightly to the right of where this shot cuts off. I'm still not sure why we pulled over here, I think one of the 2-stroke bikes was having technical difficulties.




This thing was outrageous. Front brake cables need shortening though, they look a little comical. I love the sidemarkers on the box.




I wish the lighting in this had turned out better, but it's still a neat shot. Gravelly Point, near Reagan National Airport.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Turntablism

I stumbled across this a couple days ago. Someone is taking nonfunctional old turntables and making them into wall clocks. I wish I'd thought of this.

Buy here:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29656397


Someone needs to do this with a Micro Seiki RX-1500FVG.....although I suppose that would be a $15,000 wall clock and it'd be a shame to ruin a working one.





Thursday, September 17, 2009

Zoomer Festival 09 Pt. 1

We had a great turnout for the first-ever DC Ruckus/Zoomer event. There were some FAST bikes there, including a couple of Zuma-swapped 2-smokers. I was.....slow. I definitely need a variator, some new weights, an exhaust, and a CDI.

I'm breaking this into two posts since there are quite a few pictures.

We started out at a local car meet spot, Rockville Starbucks. The blue monster is one of the Zuma swaps.






We had quite a few bikes show up at Ben's Chili Bowl. This shot is from a little too far away, but I didn't want to be standing in the middle of U Street on a busy Saturday for obvious reasons.




We are equal opportunity, and so we had a few other bikes present, including this 250cc Kymco that generally blew everyone else away.





Check out the BOWLS carbon cover where the OEM tail-light stalk usually goes. This is brilliant and I'm absolutely going to order one. I don't want to repaint my whole rear frame just for a stupid light.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

10 Years

Yesterday was the 10th Anniversary of the release of the Dreamcast on US soil (9/9/99). I remember standing in line on launch day for my system, and while I've since sold it, I still have another one sealed in the box (along with a couple other loose ones).

I'm definitely going to hook it back up in the coming weeks, probably via VGA, as nothing else does it justice.









Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Dope on a Rope

I like trying to find wheels that aren't terribly popular or well known. I've probably got 200 bookmarks in my "wheels" folder in Firefox, half of which most people in the US likely haven't ever heard of.


While I *just* got my Black Racing wheels on the NA6, if I ever decide to go flared, I'll definitely be using a custom-sized set of these:





Available at Image Wheels (UK):

http://www.imagewheels.co.uk/index.html

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I prefer running cars

It looks like my "Loctite surgery" was successful, as the car is apparently running fine. I'm getting a spare bottom end to work on as a backup, but in the meantime I'm going to drive it and enjoy it.

I got the wheels on last weekend. Black Racing 14x6 +40, super lame fitment but I wasn't going for ZOMGFLUSH. Needs moar low and some small spacers.

Suspension is currently in the works.





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