A gorgeous October morning, and I hooked a trio of Largemouth Bass on my new casting rod and reel. The first guy, I managed to just barely hook on a swim jig, and honestly, I not quite sure how he didn’t throw the hook while fighting. A pretty nice largemouth, and definitely the biggest I’ve pulled out of this lake…he was roughly 20-22 inches in length, and probably 2.5 lbs. or so.
As I tend to do my upgrades/mods when things are due for replacement…at roughly 39,590 miles, the first performance related mods have gone onto Ghost Pepper. Nothing to make her go faster…just stop faster.
A set of WMW rotors on all four corners, paired EBC Red Stuff brake pads, a new braided-steel brake lines, and fresh ATE Type 200 brake fluid…and since I would be replacing the brake lines, it was the perfect opportunity to finally paint the brake calipers as well.
If I could, I would have ditched them on day one…but it’s a bit difficult to justify spending several hundred dollars on new tires when your brand new MINI comes with a perfectly usable set of runflats (that just cost you roughly a thousand dollars). So they were put to use.
It took 2 years, 7 months, 23 days…968 days…to reach 36,000 miles on my MINI Clubman. Which, for me, is actually pretty impressive, considering put over 50,000 miles on my 2003 MINI Cooper S in under 2 years.
It’s been a while since I shared my everyday carry (EDC) items…roughly three years. In that time, my EDC hasn’t undergone much change, but it’s seen upgrades across the board…from the watch(es) I wear on a daily basis, to my laptop. The items are a bit more refined to meet my needs and tastes. Read more →
After waiting nearly a year for it to become available again, during which time I grew impatient and was nearly tempted by a few other watches, my Halios Tropik SS finally (FINALLY!) arrived in early January! A nice belated Christmas gift to myself. Since then, it has been strapped to my wrist most every day.
Over the weekend, I visited the Chicago Auto Show with my father-in-law, and my 6-year old son. A few cars stood out to me…the new Ford GT, the (new?) Acura NSX, the Toyota FT-1 concept, the Porsche 918 Spyder, and the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo that will be competing at Le Mans later this year.