Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stuff.... Just Stuff.

Not much going on here since returning from Fool's Gold. There's always a bit of a letdown upon returning from a race, at least for me. Racing is my refuge, my escape. Coming back down is, eh, a bummer sometimes.
Also, I work 2 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway and this week, the population of Bristol Tennessee will grow by about 125,000 by the end of the week. I know they'll spend a gazillion dollars while they are here. Doesn't make it any less of a PITA for the rest if us.
In addition to being a great race and event, Fool's Gold was also the first road trip for the Toy Box. I left Friday after work armed with TomTom, XM, 80gb of stuff on my Ipod, my bike and gear and a few copies of Guitar World, all inside my car with room to spare.

Once I hit the mountains in North Carolina and North Georgia the Element's true spirit came out. This car is part Rally Car and part Cargo Van. I'd go deep into corners, downshift, stab the throttle and repeat. All the while giggling like a school girl.

Even pesky road blocking 18-wheelers were no match and got passed with ease once the road was clear. Oh and I got 26mpg down and back. That's not bad for a 4wd car with the aerodynamics of a cinder block.

I love this car.

All the parts are here for Frankenbike and I know the question on everyone's mind is WTF is a Frankenbike?

Frankenbike is the unholy union of the state-of-the-art and dysfunctional anarchy. It is the creation of a mind that's not quite right. While it's not ready for the world just yet, I have a few teaser pics for now.

Enjoy.

1 comment:

SandPine said...

I need to get me one of those. I have been eyeballing them for ahile now. Very popular amongst bikers. Not the frankestain but the toy box that is. what kind of gas milage do you get?

Good luck with the Cross season.