Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Another:inch 2nd anniversary

I've only met the 80's Redline-snatching-Ritchie a couple of times, both of which have been the de rigur of Sydney folks - fun. He's a funny guy. Alas, his shop An:other" is celebrating their 2nd anniversary on 20th December. if you're in Sydney - go down to Burton St and check it out, buy some shit you wont get anywhere else while you're there.

The last time Kate and I were in Burton St, a rowdy group of Sydney inner-city aboriginals managed to get the cops called while we were in the Feit shoebo...I mean store. Which was the span of about 3 minutes, which is probably the fastest Sydney metro police response time, ever.

Also, the Apartment guys continue to get the coolest shit in Brisbane, proving their true worth to this town! we don't see those guys enough. Thats for sure, and the new store in its previous life was a nightclub, apparently. That makes you want to dance up in there, they've got the space...

I'm feeling their girls selections, some good tees for the ladies in there.
Like this one:

Monday, December 10, 2007

slapboxin wit' all the young hoochies

"we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, its dark, and we're wearing sunglasses."

Sunday, December 2, 2007

american JDM fanboys - tirade alert - HIGH

Seldomly do I find such immense hilarity in such things as this comic strip, as I dont find the fact of silly fanboy Americans jumping on band wagons and inflating prices of Japanese car parts funny at all.

As a fact, I know that Americans bought all, yes, ALL the kouki Trueno bumpers in existence (in japan, was about 1200 that I'm aware of in 2001, after research) in six, (6), SIX MONTHS, after some dumb shit posted the Japanese part number on club4ag. (not club4ag's fault in anyway.) As a kouki Trueno owner, this disturbs me that if i bust a bumper, I'm pretty much fucked. [I'll also add i'd bust it track driving, not crushing it over the speedbumps from hanging out at best buy or whatever.]

I'm fucked because the only way to get another one in decent (read = poser spec/US fanboy spec, whatever) is to get one at grossly inflated prices from some takumi taxing idiot in the US, who couldn't hook up the leading lights, there's no foglights, or it's not the same as Takumi's.

Way to ruin it for the rest of the world, dickheads. YOU'RE NOT EVEN IN THE SAME HEMISPHERE, NOR DRIVE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD.

Wait, a long time ago, your country had an immense hatred, and subsequently attacked with a nuclear weapon, the country you're sucking the corn outta' the proverbial shit from. and now you're all wading in their faeces to get next in line for a busted Fujitsubo exhaust, or Grex parts? Hypocrites. They're so consumed by the urge, no, the compulsion to be on the 'cool' JDM bandwagon, they forget what the fuck they're doing to the rest of the world's car enthusiasts.

Basically, we are in the same hemisphere as Japan, and have very good relations with their economy. So why the fuck do we pay double (yes, thats taking the currency rates into consideration) the prices for parts?

I respect those few American enthusiasts that know the good products from the 'coolest' and make fast cars, not show ponies.

Mondays suck. I told you the tirade alert was high.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

movin' on up....

moving house/apartment is tough. when you have a week to do it, on top of finishing a car build, AND vacating a house, harder.

and rent prices are absolute SHIT. $300 a week for 2 bedrooms? Sure there's A/C, but man, semi-innercity suburbia is F***ING CAPITAL GAINS PERSONIFIED. This isn't big city living, I want a jaccuzzi for that money.

I guess it's higher in sydney though.

Thankfully the new location is a stones throw away from familiar faces.

i'm set to be the relaxed person in that neighbourhood (the stevie excluded) - Grill time.

yeah, son.

I like good videos

I do like a good online video now, THIS is a good online video - good riding to boot. Matt roe, tears bmx a new one, getting it dun (intentional mis-spelling)

matt roe / bottesford from blackbmx on Vimeo.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Day the routers died...

holy shit - I am speechless. This is awesome.

IPv6 is going to suck balls.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Missing persons?

I always manage to catch myself thinking about wherever influential people in my younger life of skipping school to ride bikes, piff moments, no cars & long lunches have gotten to. So much so this last week, I've made a list. I'll be filling this in as the week progresses.

Bone Thugs n' Harmony:

My cousin put me onto this group when i was about, what 16? The time where i was escaping the wiggers society was throwing at me left right and center. Back in that time, Nothing but riding bikes all afternoon, music, JNCOs, how little homework you do, and the weekend mattered. The BTNH wasn't quite underground, but if you knew the BTNH, you were down with the ones actually wearing the JNCOs.

I wonder where they are purely because of the gunshot content of their songs. (The gunshot in hip-hop track era was in its prime peak) I just wonder if all of those gunshots came back to haunt them in real life...

Apparently not.

I put in a CD i found yesterday, and found the more i listen to their tracks now, the more I just get over come by the feeling of cheesyness.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

2007 Tsukuba N2 race

Even if you're not a ae86 fan, this annual race is still eventful and hard fought enough to put most tin-top (semi production) races in the world under the table. fucking awesome, mang.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Monday, October 1, 2007

kai power 車改造パーツ製作販

I'm such a sucker/fiend for a few things specifically with handling components, and one of those is a fine set of heim joints (or rose joints if you don't give no shits 'bout terminology) on EVERYTHING. I like precision, and rattling the passengers bones.

these Kai-Power LCA's are oh-so-shit-hot. i'd eat a pair of stock arms, and a whole fucking pumpkin for a pair of these. Really. Proper (not cheap, almost twig-like) swaybar mounts are a giant plus, as you want it to work. proper heim linkage, castor rod L-brackets (which double as lock-stops) as well. Just what the doctor ordered? arigato.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bicycle gangs...

Brent alerted me to this film by Cheryl Dunn, "Bicycle gangs of New York". looks like a real getter. Nothing like bicycle gangs having at it, really. LOWDOWN!

just when it couldn't get any worse.

this is a expeiment of my blogging prowess. Bikes, cars, fun, life, that stuff.

Not to leave out, my roommates are blasting lenny kravitz playing snooker downstairs. Why are guns not legalized in australia yet?