Friday, July 31, 2009

Tomorrow will be a good day

One of those days when you cross something major off your bucket list, like maybe getting a ride in a McLaren....... (just hope I can get some sleep tonight)

And apologies in advance if I have stupid grin on my face if you see me the rest of the weekend

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Best Photo's This Week

The Boston Globe has the best sports photography of the week here, and they're pretty spectacular this week. One day, I want to be able to take pics like these - I guess I need to get out there practicing more...

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Sir Bobby Robson

Sir Bobby Robson, originally uploaded by Aaron in Denver.

He was a legend, a man of integrity, passion and a deep knowledge of everything football.

After a long battle with cancer, Sir Bobby Robson passed away today.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

More Pikes Peak Action

Ryhs Millen's new 2WD record setting run in all it's HD glory. And don't forget kids, Red Bull gives you wings....

CLIMB ATTACK from Will Roegge on Vimeo.

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It's Absolutely Epic

Clarkson makes some sweet music (and someone has too much time on their hands to put this together, but thank you anwyay).

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Anderson Cooper Gets to the Bottom of it

Sooo Mr Cooper is apparently standing in for Regis, and had to interview the Bachelorette on the show. Guess who had the balls to ask her the question everyone really wanted to know the answer to?

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GeoWeb 2009

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?

GeoWeb 2009 presentation by Peter Batty from Peter Batty on Vimeo.


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

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'm Spartacus!

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)

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Best Bluetooth Headset?

I have no idea, but definitely one of the most innovative I've seen in a while. I just hope it works properly.

Maybe we should pair it with the thinnest watch phone for the perfect mobile solution? (free the pockets, free the world..... or something).

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Hand Leash

Err, no. Just toooo frickin weird to use ever. (via LikeCool)

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Halo Ring

Way too geeky even for me, but I'm sure there's a couple of takers out there, this ring of the Master Chief is made from Sterling Silver and available in New Zealand. Maybe it was a hobbit creation? Or they're running out of sheep?

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Staple City

A whole city made out of staples? Awesome! (or maybe just a really boring couple of days in the office?)


Friday, July 24, 2009

Wedding Entrance

And I thought we were cool when Heidi walked down the aisle to Badly Drawn Boy. This one's on a different level (and once again my wife finds all the cool stuff on YouTube)

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Craig Works It All Out

This guy is smart

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Skate Fast, Very Fast.......

Too scary for words.....

Hmmmm - ok, that kinda suxs - pulled already for copyright infringement wasn't what I had in mind when I posted it.

So, to make up for it, here's a little Fiesta heading up for a scenic drive on Pikes Peak the other week......

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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

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora, originally uploaded by Aaron in Denver.

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.......

F430 Scuderia

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Roller Babies

Somehow my wife always finds the cool stuff on the web - this definitely gave me a big Friday grin...

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

New Jag XJ Pics

Wow - not sure if I like it yet or not. Any opinions anyone? (More pics and talk from Car and Driver)

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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

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Just thinkin......

Maybe Michael Jackson's children shouldn't be looked after by the same people who looked after Michael Jackson

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Toilet in your pocket

It's pretty amazing what you can buy on Amazon these days.


Monday, July 06, 2009

Sidecar Action

This has to be the best sidecar I've ever seen (although I haven't really seen that many to be honest). A "full" car pasted onto the side of the bike - perfect for those trips when you have to give people you don't want to talk to a ride home.....

Read the full story here

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