Friday, November 20, 2009

11-19-09 dirt road ride

The white lines with red dots (in the lower left corner on the first pic) is the route I took. 

I left work a couple of hours early yesterday to ride some dirt/gravel roads and crushed limestone like trails by my house.  Ever since getting my cyclocross bike I have been looking for quiet country dirt roads and am pleasantly surprised to find this one so close to my house.  Thank you google earth.   I didn't see pavement or a car until the very end of my hour long ride.  I did however see 6 big turkeys fly higher and longer than I have ever seen turkeys fly.  They must have flown at least 50 feet high and a hundred meters long up into some trees.  Lesson of the day is that country roads are steep hilly roads compared to near by paved examples.  I need lower gears or a lower body weight. 

Saturday, November 07, 2009

They don't make them like they used too

 Thanks to Heath for the blog post idea. 

1978 Lamborghini Countach LP400S
325 hp @7500 rpm
0-60 5.9 secounds
0-1/4 mile 14.6 seconds
0-100 14.4 seconds

2009 Hyundai Genesis 4 door sedan
375 hp at 6500rpm
0-60 5.9 seconds
1/4 mile 14.0 seconds at 103mph

Sunday, November 01, 2009

I can't think of a good title

The top photo is from Jose Luis Rodriguez.  The ant one is from Andras Meszaros.  I discovered both on this site that has a few more great wild life pics.