Lets start with Short track and Maxxis first. Short track has been going great. Hit and miss on the turnout but never the less we're getting our workouts in. I feel like a slug out there in the grass... as usual. I scored a HUGE blow-up... No not doll! But an alligator for our short track moat for next weeks collegiate race at ETSU. Lol, this thing is over 6ft long and 3ft wide. I doubt it lives very long before one of the kids puts a hole in it...
Now, what did I get to drive that's easy on gas and pretty dam awesome in my book? An Element!!
make it rain, Yo!
Yea, you're waiting for it huh? We almost hit the Virginia state line when the thing dies, yes DIES! It just shut off. I hit the shoulder, raised the hood (That's what everyone does ain't it?) just looking for the magic thing to get back on our way. I said a small prayer standing there, got back in.... it started and we were back at it. Thanks God!!! Now it started spitting and sputtering when we hit a hill but after I realized how to drive it in limp mode we managed to get to an Advance Auto to get a scanner on it.
Next was to go through it mechanically, top to bottom and dress it up a tad. Full tune-up, Brake pads (had about 30% left) replaced anyway, new serpentine belt and all new filters should get us off to a better start on this new relationship since it didn't start out so well the first day.
Sorry this is mostly a 'new to me' car posting by the way with not much about bikes.
I saw somewhere someone had painted their wheels with this rubber paint called plasti-dip?
Ive used this stuff on wrenches before but never as a spray. I watched MANY youtube videos before I tried this but it was relatively easy as easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. You just have to cut the stuff before you remove your masking material or you'll peel it up and have to redo it. So what I started with what's in the pics above. I took this picture for reference half way through.... Hmmmm how's this gonna look?????
Oh riding? yea... I mentioned school started this week but I did get in an easy spin Monday and short track Wed. Sky-Lar and I got drowned on our Thursday night road ride out of campus. It seemed we got all the water at once and it lasted about 2 miles. We had to ride the last 10 miles home drenched and squishing when we pedaled, arghhh!
Thanks for listening to me ramble. I guess I need a name for my new ride now? ( 'ment ) wants to stick in my head but I'll see if I can come up with something better later on.