Friday, March 25, 2011


I don't like to lift photos from other people's blogs, I'd rather use my own, but a friend sent me this link, which had another link embedded in it, etcetera etcetera...you know the drill.

Anyway, pretty incredible shots, mainly because we "Westerners" didn't/don't get to see this stuff too often. The Soviets had three flight demonstration teams, two of which flew the contemporary fighters, the Mikoyen MiG 29 flown by the "Swifts" and the Sukhoi Su 27 flown by the "Russian Knights"....

Here are the "Swifts"

The "Russian Knights"

And here they are together, which is cool because you get an idea of the size difference between the two jets, as well as some of the similarities of design.

I guess they don't have a "Navy" flight demonstration team the way we do. It would be cool to see the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds fly together though.

Here's the link;


Tuesday, March 22, 2011


One of the reasons I haven't been posting much is that I got really sick of anything to do with motorcycles. I know, I blaspheme, but hear me out. I siezed the YZ 134. Again....

I thought I had the jetting pretty well squared away, and I probably was close, so I went out to just do some more testing. I was riding a road course on the south side of the sandbar, it was about 10 degrees out. I took a couple slow practice laps to let the engine warm up, then I picked up the pace. Too quickly. The engine sized just as I shifted into 6th.

So this is what a "cold sieze" looks like.

I have to mic the cylinder to see how bad it is. Maybe I can clean it up and just put a new piston in...probably not though.

I went into the garage on Sunday, looked at all the bikes, turned around and walked back out.

When it actually gets warm, maybe then I'll be inspired.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Making Tracks...

Sorry to leave the blog on hold for so long. It's been an interesting month or so since my last post. Been to Spain. Been to Montreal. Been hanging around the house, and I've been doing some cross country skiing.

I'm guessing this is a Bobcat hoping to catch the Turkey that wandered here.

This is what it looks like when a Turkey takes off in a hurry.

I'll get back to motorcycles soon.