Aaron's Day Off
Random ramblings about not necessarily anything in particular, and not much more....
Friday, July 31, 2009
Best Photo's This Week
Sir Bobby Robson
Thursday, July 30, 2009
More Pikes Peak Action
It's Absolutely Epic
Anderson Cooper Gets to the Bottom of it
Mr Batty is frantically tweeting out at Geoweb 09 in super hot Vancouver this week. He did take a little time off from his fave twitter client to do a talk, and he captured it on video for the world to enjoy. Although I haven't had time to view this yet, there's a slim chance that my photo appears on here at some point (along with something I planned), so what more reason do I need to post it?
I thought Newcastle was having a bad offseason
Looks like Tranmere have it a little worse - they were put up for sale in eBay.....
BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | T | Tranmere | Chairman 'appalled' at Tranmere eBay ad
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
New Ferrari 458 Italia
As usual, Ferrari runs in at the most unexpected moment and steals my heart....
So the F430 replacement just got officially announced (with the pics I'm showing here), and a couple of details - 562 bhp at 9000rpm (!!!?!!), 392 lb/ft of torque and a 0-60 of 3.4 secs. It's got a twin clutch gearbox (similar to the one in the California), and there'll be lots more information at the official release/showing at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Loving the way it looks like a baby Enzo....
Oh yeah, and here's a bit of gratuitous music for your ears
Saturday, July 25, 2009
No, I'm Spartacus!
And this might just be good enough to make people jump back into pay TV? Maybe.....
My Fave Internet Find of the Week
Normally, finding the smallest Ferrari key in the world wouldn't be what I considered a great internet moment. Not bad, but not like, wow or anything.
But this time it's different, see. It actually really works. And there's the rest of the car in such ridiculous detail to go with this key. You need to go here and look at it - it actually made me feel like a little kid again seeing all the detail in this work. Totally awesome dude..... (and as the commenters pointed out on the site, no way this guy has a wife or girlfriend)
Best Bluetooth Headset?
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Skate Fast, Very Fast.......
Monday, July 20, 2009
One thing I did do this weekend
I've been having a bit of a technical nightmare this past few weeks, which even resulted in the unheard of happening - the TiVo wasn't working properly. Actually, it was just not connecting to the TiVo service and downloading new show schedules, and I caught it before it affected much of anything, but even so, it was a frustrating weekend that even had me consulting the website for support.....
However, all working now, and I ended up messing around with stuff I don't normally - one thing was the Netflix Instant Watch stuff on the TiVo, but the other (and the reason for this post), was using my AppleTV to watch stuff on YouTube (and why does everything I use have capital T's in them??)
Anyway, I came across this short story thing - it's about 8 minutes long, but as with all good short stories, worth your time if you haven't seen it
Things I didn't do this weekend
I could have done lots this weekend, but I didn't - so here's the list of stuff I didn't do (as a way of saying sorry for not posting much of anything for a while - it's a general busy/laziness thing, rather than singling out the blog readers in my life)......
Put in an order for a new BMW bike (although they do look bloody marvelous)
Watch the racing at Pikes Peak
Join the girls at HPR for a little track time followed by massages, champers and chocolate!?!?!
Watch England destroy the Aussies in the Ashes (how could I not mention that)
Sunday, July 12, 2009
So yesterday was the turn of Ferrari of Denver to host the Lotus Evora coming out party. Although they've been released over in Europe, you still can't buy one over here until the beginning of next year, so this was the first time for many to see one first hand (including me).
They're actually really nice - it seemed smaller that I thought it was going to be - they're not really that much bigger than an Elise, although definitely easier to get in and out of. The back seats, hmmm. The Lotus guy told me that he'd had people in the back, but I'm not sure - they're definitely of the plus 2 variety, and I couldn't see any legroom with a reasonable sized person in the front.
No-one got to drive them, but I was chatting with the Lotus guys who had driven them cross country - much more comfortable than an Elise was what I got out of them, while still handling well on the track.
Based on the estimated price over here, they're going to come in around the same price as a base 911, but in reality I think they're more likely to compete with the Cayman S form what I've read of the reviews.
Oh, and if you've got a spare $300k lying around, the guys at Ferrari of Denver just took delivery of an F430 Scuderia - it's sitting in the showroom right now with your name on it.......
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
New Jag XJ Pics
Free Jeep to Marry This Woman
I'm spoken for, in both the car and woman sense, but I'm sure there's plenty of single guys out in the world who just can't wait to get their hands on the jeep.....
Free Jeep Wrangler If You Marry This Woman - LOLCars - Jalopnik