Tuesday, February 15, 2011


A couple people just went through the line at the coffee shop and had the barista grind up some bags of coffee beans for them.  It is possibly the most wonderful and delicious smell this side of fresh bacon.

It's quite distracting.


This is probably my favorite version of the AK.  Some day I'll have one.

It's Special!

I haven't shot any of the newer Hornady stuff out of it yet, but I'm looking forward to trying it out.  Rumor is they loaded it to true .32 Win Spc specs, so a bit more "oomph" than the ol' 30-30.

Trek 820Al-SS

Mentioned a while back that I'm slowly rebuilding a bike, and I know a couple people asked for more info.

Here's the beast in it's current state-

1999(?) Trek 820Al frame, Marzocchi Bomber air-sprung fork, TruVativ Howitzer crank and BB, TruVativ Stylo stem, a couple sets of Avid direct pull brakes, and some Vuelta wheels.  I don't like the tensioner I have on it though, the chain doesn't roll smoothly over it, destroying the point of the silent rear hub.  I did put on a pair of Crank Bros. Smarties on it after I took the photo.

Still a ways to go, but it'll be a fun beater when it's all done.  There's some alright single-track less than a mile from the new apartment, so it will get a lot of use.

That's better.

Switched out yesterday's photo for a better copy.  Bluer blues and a level horizon.