Thursday, May 31, 2012

Celebrated Wet

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I for one welcome our kitty quadcopter overlords:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

44.9 @ 19.8 max 35.4

Mid-70’s and brisk NE winds for a counterclockwise circumnavigation of town for our group of 20. Found the pace to be too much a few miles before my westside turnoff and gladly traded the promise of a cold fruit beer for a shower and a hot meal instead. Oof.

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Pics are thin due to me doing good to stay in the group much less take pics.

Snapshots from campus lunchtime bicycle wanderings:

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via imgurs:

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Emissions Workshop!

From yesterday:

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Dub threw a code today in its charming cryptic German-engineered way: Emissions Workshop!, pulled as P2112, Internet hive-mind points to intake manifold control flap and after an hour or so I’ve determined mine is a D shaped connector and luckily failed(?) in the open position:

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As a note, it should be open 5 seconds after the engine shuts down. The way to test it is via vagcom or watching the actuation while a helper cycles the key from the start position (the one before actually engaging the starter) to off with intake duct removed. Isn’t making the chattering noise of stripped gears so maybe it’s fine. Now to find the vagcom test procedure since running an open engine seems bad….

Also discovered an alarming amount of crud in the EGR:

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boring honda, toyota, kia, hyundai seem pretty nice about now….

maybe this laser blue one on 19” helios will help:

What some people do to avoid driving to pick their kids up from school (via imgur):

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

67 @ 18.8

Southbound journey through Camargo before the real heat set in. Upper 80’s to finish would have finished me had I bit off any more to chew. Nice to be back on the race bike.

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nest abandoned, one doa, outdoor neighbor cat prowling, one fledgling spotted hopping around and momma still making a raket:

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via?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fine Feathered Dinosaur Friends

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also a nice illustration of the difference :15 in light change can make in a photo

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sophisticated Stuff

Sat out the ride, wasn’t feeling like I had it in me with the extra workload and poor fitness.

Wormbreath’s eyes are opening:

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10 greatest western movie quotes of all time?

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via imgur:

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Covering Gift

Momma is not happy about me being anywhere near the nest. Still hoping for a mouth-open-feed-me! shot:

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nice how-to for post processing

Ride your bike on the last day of school with the mayor and a police escort? That’s a bannin’ 

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

TDI EGR Cooler Swap

Pretty much my entire weekend was spent turning bolts, swearing and questioning my love affair with Volkswagon.

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No more whooshing noise.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Delicious Greens

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eek!

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backyard baby robins!

passed out in the heat, they were popping their heads up for snacks from momma later on