Saturday, August 29, 2009

Aston Martin 1.5-Liter (1923)

Aston Martin 1.5 Liter (1923)
This car has spent his whole life in Australia. There, he started the race in Melbourne was on the events, and the first in the Australian grand prix in 1928 competed. The Goodall family had owned until 1977. John of Perth by the victim right engine, and when it was new GP style Strasbourg with a basic chassis with the body is returned. Your car in recent years in the York Motor Museum and the Fremantle Motor Museum is spent ..

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Batman car


Batman car In 1995 Joel Schumacher gave the Batmobile a campy makeov

1995 Batmobile a change in Joel Schumacher’s campy well with the style of the film was campy. Fans of the franchise, and both the car and refused to film the super cut inactive for a decade.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

new corolla

new corolla
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Longer ride

Mostly, I've been biking around Boston and Brookline, but tonight I went to a meeting in Belmont. According to Google Maps, it was 7.3 miles each way. I'd figured it might take me an hour, given traffic, to get there, but it only took 45 minutes. On the way home, with no traffic and a big downhill on Belmont Road, it only took me 35 minutes. Both were much faster than it would have taken me by T.

I'm very glad that I bought a new high-powered front light yesterday ($45), because the way was pretty dark, and Belmont Road and Mt. Auburn have some pretty gnarly potholes. It also helped a lot on the Charles River bike path, which is pretty dark and narrow. (I sure do wish they'd sink some money into upgrading it. It could/should be a brilliant bike/pedestrian path, but it's got a long way to go.)

This was a good chance to check out my range, and ( think 7 or 8 miles one-way is very do-able for events. The weather was great, which made for an especially pleasant ride.

Bike Book Suggestions? Bike repain classes in Boston?

The chain broke on Noah's bicycle this week, so yesterday we headed to REI to pick up a new chain, chain lube, a chain tool, and a new light for my bike (we sunk about $100, but the light wasn't cheap). I normally prefer to use a smaller bike shop, or even a local chain (Landry's), but they all require a lot more riding in traffic, while the REI is a straight shot down the Riverway/Muddy River bike path, which is a lot easier with a nine-year-old along (plus it's near ice cream, which helps motivate my young rider. And me).

One of the things I like about shifting away from using a car and to using bicycles is that they are (theoretically) machines that I can much more easily repair and maintain myself. I'm even thinking about buying a bike repair stand, to make it easier to manage.

I find a lot of bike repair info on the web, which is great. Especially videos. But I'm a book guy at heart. I'd be interested in suggestions for a basic book on bike maintenance and repair. Please let me know your favorites. I'm starting from almost zero knowledge, but I want to learn.

Also, I'm considering taking a class on basic bike maintenance. Have any of you done this? If so, which ones did you try? Please let me know of ones you've tried.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Aston Martin 15-98 Short Chassis (1934)

Aston Martin 15 98 Short Chassis (1934)
Company, 24 hours of Le Mans in 1935 in an excellent third place finish earned a strong competition was recorded. Just Aston Martin, although the construction of sports and race cars did not. The manufacturer’s road cars was very well appointed, and until some singularly like the Mark II saloon games, cars and more than one player remained comfortable in the large package offered to sign Aston Martin style.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Aston Martin DB2 Prototype (1949)

One of the most famous Aston Martins still in existence today, the first Aston straight six engine, LeMans in 1949 when it ran into the now legendary 2.6-liter that was to be equipped with. Aston Martin in the race, but a total of three cars entered in the other two cars DB1 2 – liter engine was. LeMans car in Spa in the third but retired the same year, and it later Montlhery in overall speed record set in place is gone. A small but DB1 chassis, with bodywork built by Frank Feeley, this is the end of the car, DB6 and DBS soon to continue through the beginning of the right of the fastback design.

Aston Martin DB2 Prototype (1949)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Aston Martin Coal Scuttle (1915)

Aston Martin Coal Scuttle (1915)

In 1913, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford to sell Singer cars to modify and decided. Aston Hill in the famous competition to climb a hill to create a special select, his new nickname for the company with the course of Martin’s name added.

His first car, and philosophy in 1915 was called to the coal scuttle.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin DB2Aston Martin DB2 WOBentley new engine under the guidance of the great was.

The Aston Martin DB2 Drophead coupe in both coupe and was available. Engine twin overhead camshafts, hemispherical combustion chamber, a stroke of 90 mm and 78 mm bore to give a capacity of 2580 cc.
Aston Martin DB2
As standard, power output was 105bhp. Later a 125bhp version of the drop was offered. The Aston Martin DB2 his excellent chassis, great for the show, and the character of a vast amount is known.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Aston Martin DB2 (1952)

Aston Martin DB2 (1952)

The Aston Martin DB2 is introduced in 1952 with a 107.00 BHP Normaly 4gears system the maximum speed of DB2 is 117 mph

Got to Drive a Truck (still loving Zipcar)

Yesterday, we rented a pickup truck from Zipcar to transport three bales of salt marsh hay over to our community garden plot. I LOVE that Zipcar has pickup trucks available. I was able to reserve this one with just one hour's notice. In two hours, Noah and I got bought the hay, laid it out in the garden, and returned the truck. (I think the cost was about $25 for the truck.) It was a Toyota Tacoma--it fit the bales perfectly, and it reminded me how much fun it is to drive a pickup. (Not that I want to own one.) It'd also be the perfect tool for an IKEA trip (hmm)--in fact there was even an IKEA shopping list left behind from a previous driver.

Having Zipcar around is really making the whole car free thing a LOT easier.

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