August 2014 was a 2 week trip to Moldova. Few Americans know about this small country land locked between Romania and Ukraine. Moldovans are lovely people, and the country is just awesome. However, as Moldova works toward their EU membership, it has become more and more tough for many Moldovans. There is a lot of poor villages that need help and support and a growing issue with human trafficking that needs to be stamped out. If you ever want to find somewhere off the beaten path to visit, look no further than Moldova! Check out more pics here and here!
This is my new 2005 Range Rover HSE. I've got a few things to do to it still to really feel like it's mine. I'd like to scale the 19" rims down to 18"'s so I can get better off-roading tires on it. And I am going to build a small cargo drawer in the back. But it's great to drive and is thus far a lot of fun!
One each failed ZF tranny. Hoping to get this taken care of under extended warranty! Bigg's Automotive has been amazingly helpful in all this.
I hate Google Autocomplete. Some of the changes that Google has made to their site drive me nuts, but Google Autocomplete is by far the worst. It is the ability for the site to start searching on content as you type it into the search bar. Well, if you hate Google Autocomplete as much as I do, and you want to disable it there is an easy way. Set your browser's home page to:
The "webhp?complete=0" component tells Google to disable Google Autocomplete. Ahhh peace...
The deposit has been made on my new 2011 BMW K1600GT. Now I wait patiently while the first bikes prepare to arrive into the US.
Patience... patience... WHERE IS IT!!!?!?!?!
The new K1600GT is an inline 6 cylinder displacing approximately 1600cc. Very excited.
Purchased this past weekend is a very nice example of a '65 Honda CB77. This bike runs pretty good and doesn't seem to need a lot. Just a couple tank fulls of good fuel run through it after having sat for a few months.
Friday, March 26 2010, at approximately 11:20pm my grandfather Henry Mead passed away. Gramps had chosen to be cremated and his wishes were followed. A memorial will be April 17th at Highlands Community Church in Renton starting at 10am with a reception to follow. If you would like more information about the event, please email me at email@example.com
February 28, 2010 marked the last day of operation of the Woodland Park Zoo's award-winning Nocturnal House. If you have never been, then I am sorry to say you missed out on one of the best zoo exhibits in a long time. The whole building was nighttime, and the enclosures were very large with several species of animals living together in what looks like natural habitat. The displays were sorta grouped by locales. Easily my favorite were the bat displays. Large species of bat from around the world would happily eat and clean themselves in front of you while others would crawl (yes crawl upside down with their little fingers and feet) along long vines and ropes while down below you would run various species of nocturnal bird and mammals.
I have to give some big props to Attic Breeze for making an outstanding product. Today I installed my new AB-201A solar powered attic vent and man it blows... seriously. During the fall of 2008 my neighbor and I insulated our attic. Our homes are both the product of mid-70's construction and lacked very thick insulation in the attic. Consequently we lost a lot of heat through the ceiling during the winter, and roasted during the summer. With nice new R30 batting installed, we gained the thermal efficiency back, but I discovered a new problem. The attic didn't have a lot of ventilation to begin with, and with the new insulation, it made the issue even worse. I was recording temperatures in the low 140's F!
I'm a sucker for animals in need. And so the argument with my wife now is to allow me to keep this little guy
After many fun years I am saying good-bye to my 1975 Cadillac Miller Meteor Hearse. I am happy to say that it is going to owners who are very excited to own it. Here is myself and the Hearse's new owner Ron Nicolino.
It is with great sadness that I come to find out, just weeks after having sold my Hearse to Ron that he passed away. I didn't know him well but the couple hours we spent loading up the hearse revealed a very keen man with a wonderful outlook on life. I truly wish I had gotten the chance to know Ron Nicolino better.
Some time ago I posted this story in a motorcycle forum that I frequent. I'm not totally sure where this account originated from as I found it second hand on another forum. Someone replied to me and told me it was originally via some dude named Marc Glasgow who has since passed away. Anyway I wanted to make sure I kept it around, so here it is on my site. There are some additional links at the end of the story.
This is the story of the world's bravest biker hero that you've almost assuredly never heard of.
Well the K1200GT sold to it's new owner, and he's very happy. Free of that bike I decided to try to stretch my legs a little differently. I bought a new R1200GS. I have to say this thing is a BALL! I've had way more fun on it in the last few days then I did on my GT. I've already ordered farkles for it as well. Updates later.
My dear friend Kelly at kellysera.com tells the tale of my dear hit incident. In her own words here is the time a hit a deer on my Yamaha R1...