Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rants from the road

I'm sure this is a rant and a subject that others have noticed before but, here goes. Why is it that a persons sense of self importance increases with direct proportion to the size of the vehicle they drive? It seems the bigger the SUV or truck the more of a hurry they seem to be in. Is it because it takes them so long to back the boats they drive out of their driveway or do they honestly feel that since they have the biggest gas hog on the road that everybody else has to get out of their way? I'm pretty sure that some of them aim their side mirrors at me. Obviously these people are really in a hurry. Heck, the lady who brushed past me a few days ago didn't even have her kid strapped into the car seat. After she shot by me I noticed her young son watching me from his car seat. The bad thing? He was turned around, facing backwards while kneeling on the seat. Sheesh.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

F'n real world's been a few years but the random hand of life has decided to meddle with me. Found out a few days ago that my truck was going to need some major engine work done. Apparently Chevrolet decided to make things real easy for mechanics by locating the oil pump in a place that requires the engine be totally removed to replace it. Which means....mucho dinero. So..there goes the 1st half of this summers fun budget. Hopefully I'll be up and going budgetwise by June for the Cowbell. I was supposed to do the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek in about 3 weeks but it's looking like that won't happen. I'm not even sure the truck will be running by then and I'm not riding to Wilkesboro. LOL. This sucks but...things happen and it could've been much,much worse. At least I'm not replacing an entire engine.

Good luck to anybody racing this weekend. Have fun folks.

Monday, March 02, 2009

I blame El Nino

It's March and we have 2-4 inches of snow. It's only supposed to get up to about 30-35* today so it's probably not going anywhere anytime soon. Sigh. Looks like a trainer sort of day.