Amusing Review of 2006 M5

I especially like the “help I’m being chased by zombified nuns” shift speed selection.

Automobile Mag gets hands on 2006 M5, needs crew of starship Enterprise to operate – Autoblog – www.autoblog.com

It’s a neat car, but boy oh boy… it can be complicated to operate!

I especially like the “help I’m being chased by zombified nuns” shift speed selection.

-Keithius

Power Block

I’ve gotta stop watching Spike TV’s “Power Block” lineup on weekends. I just wanna go out and rev up the car and race somewhere, or go off road, or buy a turbo kit and install it, or something!

Current mood: Revved Up

Currently listening to: Spike TV’s “Power Block”

I’ve gotta stop watching Spike TV’s “Power Block” lineup on weekends. With shows like “Car & Driver,” “Horsepower TV,” and “Trucks,” it can only lead to dissapointment. I mean, these shows end, and I just wanna go out and rev up the car and race somewhere, or go off road, or buy a turbo kit and install it, or something!

Man, I guess it’s like they say… “I am my father’s son,” and if there’s a “car” gene, I must’ve got it. Or maybe it’s just the geek in me, who loves to tinker with machines. In any case, I’ve got plans for the Keithmobile-D… now I just have to wait until I can afford it!! 😉

On a somewhat unrelated note, I did some “Scoutlanding” the other day, and checked out a spot that my friend Tom had told me about. It’s up Route 12 a bit, out of Fitchburg, heading north (although by the compass I think I was heading west – gotta love the US highway system). There’s a break in the guardrail about maybe, oh, 5-10 miles down from West Fitchburg, where Route 12 splits from Route 2A – by a place called “Once Upon a Tile.” Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go Outlanding there, because it had just rained the other day, and the beginning of the trail is through a field and then what appears to be a stream. In other words, it was a bit too muddy for me. But maybe I’ll be able to check it out again later this fall, when things have dried up a bit. We’ll see.

That’s all for now, sports fans – see you next time. Over & out.

-Keithius

Government Liquidation

Want a used army truck for like $1,000? Keep an eye on auctions held around the US and around the world on this site. A very interesting resource that might be good to bookmark… just in case.

Government Liquidation Government Surplus Auctions Army Surplus Vehicles Sales

Want a used army truck for like $1,000? Keep an eye on auctions held around the US and around the world on this site. You can buy some CRAZY shit through the government, man. A very interesting resource that might be good to bookmark… just in case.

-Keithius

2005 Dodge Power Wagon

I’m not much of a Dodge man myself, but this truck … well, I’d type more but I have to keep wiping the drool off my chin.

2005 Dodge Power Wagon – Four Wheeler Magazine

I’m not much of a Dodge man myself, but this truck … well, I’d type more but I have to keep wiping the drool off my chin.

If only I could afford this… and the gas it would guzzle. But it is WAY cool.

-Keithius

Outlanding Report

Yesterday I did some minor Outlanding. I took my camera with me, mostly because I was really out for pictures of the leaves, but I found some trails anyway.

Yesterday I did some minor Outlanding. I took my camera with me, mostly because I was really out for pictures of the leaves, but I found some trails anyway.

This first picture is of a place I’ve written about before, a sand/mud pit just over the border in Ipswitch, New Hampshire. It’s near Mt. Watatic – actually a bit beyond the mountain’s traditional trail entrance. If you’ve ever been up there, you’ll know the general area I’m talking about. You take Rindge Road in Fitchburg all the way to it’s end, and turn left. It’s a couple of miles up on your left. There were some people there when I took the picture, so I didn’t go in (kids were playing), but I’ve been in there before. I assume people go there with their ATVs, but it’s a good playground for trucks & SUVs too. Nothing too steep or dangerous for a low-clearance SUV/truck, and the sand won’t break or bend any bodywork.

This picture is of a muddy trail on the same road as the above-mentioned sand pit. It’s a short trail, only about 100 ft long before it becomes very weed-covered (and hence, likely to scratch your paint). The mud is not too deep, but it does require some skill to get through in, say, an Outlander. You wouldn’t want to get stuck in that mud! It’s a fun spot, and there’s a sign that says Commercial Land for Sale at the entrance, so you can always say you were checking out the land if you get caught there.

As I continue to explore – sorry, Outland – I’ll try to post more pictures and directions.

Also, there is an interesting trail with its entrance in the parking lot for Hannaford in Lunenburg (on top of what’s known as “Wal-Mart Mountain”). I haven’t been down it recently, but I explored it once with the Keithmobile-C (the truck), and it’s not that bad. The tough part is getting in there without attracting undue attention, though I’ve seen people running their ATVs up there, so it may be privately owned, or maybe not.

That’s all for now… peace, y’all.

-Keithius