Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pikes Peak

It's been a little while since the last racing-related movie post. You'll enjoy this one. It's from the recent Pikes Peak hillclimb, which is a time trial race (racing against the clock--not wheel-to-wheel) up the asphalt & gravel road the runs to the top of Pikes Peak.

He gets above the tree line at about 6:00 minutes. It gets nerve racking from there. The car is a highly modified Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which is RWD. The whistling noise is the turbocharger.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

CO Vacation Pics

This photo montage was supposed to be a view from one mountain to another and back again, but it didn't quite work out.

From the top of Castle Mountain you can see Trail Ridge Road zig zag up the mountain side. At the time I thought I could see the lodge at the very top. But on closer examination it was actually on the other side of the ridge.

Here's what the lodge at the top of Trail Ridge Road looks like from the short trail up the mountain side. I took the last pic in this series near where the arrow is in this pic. This shows how the lodge is tucked in next to a bowl area. This is just to the right of the high peak in the 1st photo. Unfortunately it's also behind that pointy peak.

View of Castle Mountain from the RMNP Lodge. Yeah, dang it, you can't quite see where we were, which was on the far side of the mountain about where the arrow is pointing.

Oh well; guess I gotta go back next year and get it right.

Tundra Flower Pics

I was feeling like Kim P while on vacation a couple of weeks ago and snapped these pics in Rocky Mountain National Park while hiking the short trail through the tundra, way up there above the tree line. Reading the info on the signs, there's so little water, sunlight, and air up there that it can take these plants 20 years to grow flowers. Despite this there will still dumb sons a @#$%!'s walking off the trail and on plants/rocks/whatever they felt like. I hope their stupidity catches up with them someday. But aren't these some pretty looking flowers and such... in a manly sort of way?

Extreme Rice

This video kills me. No idea who made it or why.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Song of the Week

New week. New song. That simple.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I Yam Okay

Favorite Lines:

1) "I yam okay" -- 0:27
2) "Is your ass broken? -- 0:40

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Motivational Poster

I love this.

Saturday, July 4, 2009