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Mazderati in progress! Mazderati in progress!

The roll bar is in the car and all of the holes are drilled. But unfortunately I forgot my wheel key (these stupid wheel locks are being thrown out as soon as I get them off) so I couldn’t finish bolting everything down. Just the two top mounts and two front mounts into the seat bolt towers are secured, with ten holes…

Miata Roll Bar Project Miata Roll Bar Project

Step one of removing the roll bar from the old Miata is complete! It was a bit of a hassle getting a few of the bolts detached but in total it took me about 3.5 hours from start (interior still mostly assembled) until I had everything out, organized, and all of the junk cleaned up. It was MUCH easier when I finally…

Garbage Radio in the Miata is Garbage Garbage Radio in the Miata is Garbage

So the Previous Owner of my Miata installed this Kenwood DDX271 head unit in the car. While it actually looks decent and the touch screen interface is pretty good, I quite hate everything about how this thing works. First of all, it has no bluetooth. Considering it is from 2014, this is not that surprising. Second,…

Snow in May is the Best Snow in May is the Best

I was soo soo pumped to be back on a ski mountain and enjoying fresh powder this late in the season. It wasn’t even the typical heavy/wet stuff that Mammoth typically gets so it was just perfect. When the top of the mountain opened midday, I had four runs in a row that were among the best for the entire season! The…

Oppomeet Angeles Crest Highway Oppomeet Angeles Crest Highway

On Saturday, I met up with SPAMBot and GolfR Guy and went for a drive up the ACH (Angles Crest Highway). It was a beautiful day and we occasionally got some clear roadway to actually drive. I say occasionally due to the number of bicycles out along with THE PRIUS that would not use the pullouts. But either way, it was…

Reflection Reflection

I’m not sure why I took this photo but I was enjoying seeing the reflection.

It's snowing! It's snowing!

Just arrived at Mammoth to some snow here at my hotel! Super pumped since it's still coming down. Tomorrow should be a great day. 

Instead of just FeBURIED its now Mayburied! Instead of just FeBURIED its now Mayburied!

Yessss Mammoth just got dumped on late season! A foot plus of snow once the storm is done by the end of the day. I am heading up this afternoon to be on the slopes tomorrow with the sun out. Did not expect to get a powder day this late in the season. I have not been on a mountain since the end of March so this will be…

What an Obscure road What an Obscure road

This afternoon I took a quick cruise down a road off of the PCH that I have seen often but never bothered to check out. Looking at a map it doesnt really seem like a real road nor does it really go anywhere.

Interacting with Border Patrol when going to an Oppo Meet Interacting with Border Patrol when going to an Oppo Meet

As part of CoFL’s #content for the recent PNW Oppo meet in B.C I figured I would tell the story of my interaction with Border Patrol going from the US to Canada. When crossing the border, there is an officer in a booth that you have a quick interaction with before being allowed into the country. Depending on the…

Foggy weather in Socal Foggy weather in Socal

When I left for the weekend, it had been overcast most of the week here in Los Angeles. Then when I got home, it has been more fog again. Weird since I went to the PNW, the capital of the world on foggy/rainy weather and had full on sun and 80 degree temps. I actually quite like this weather though since its such a…

Oppo Meet PNW: Canada! Eh? Oppo Meet PNW: Canada! Eh?

In a whirlwind of barely 48 hours total, I took a trip to British Colombia this weekend to meetup with some random internet strangers and try to not get lost in some foreign land. I learned that there is a place called Saskatchewan and people actually live there and have modern things like cars and internet. I also…

I can feel my arteries I can feel my arteries

Now THIS is a proper rib. Beef rib from Lockhart in Plano, TX. I go there every time I travel to Dallas for work. Sure it might be taking time off of my lifespan but damn does everything taste great there.

Perfect Blipshift shirt on sale right now Perfect Blipshift shirt on sale right now

I just ordered this shirt since I always need more Miata shirts. Seeing as I use the number 5 on my own Miata for track days and this one is set up EXACTLY how I’d spec mine, this is perfect. Front splitter, wing, nice and low, beautiful wheels, and a hard top. Couldn’t look better than that!

Saw one of these today Saw one of these today

A Chevy SSR in yellow was in the parking lot and so I had to take a picture. What a strange vehicle these always are. Especially for what they cost originally! Always makes me smile though so I always enjoy odball vehicles that seem like nonsense. 

Today begins a whole bunch of flying Today begins a whole bunch of flying

Over the next couple of weeks, I am going to be spending quite a bit of time in airports since I have a bunch of flights coming up. Unfortunately it’s all on different airlines and the flights are pretty cheap so I won’t earn too many miles. Plus I won’t get much sleep with all the traveling. But anyways, adventure…

On the third day of Modmas my true car gave to me... On the third day of Modmas my true car gave to me...

A roadstersport muffler in a pear tree!

What is better than one miata? TWO MIATAS What is better than one miata? TWO MIATAS

First time that I was able to get both Miatas in one place for a photo. I got to work on swapping over the shifter along with removal of the muffler from the old car. I started the roll bar removal as well but didnt have time to finish it. Unfortunately, the new shifter that I had gotten wasnt exactly the right part…

Found the original purchase invoice for my Miata Found the original purchase invoice for my Miata

I was digging through the paperwork that the previous owner of my Miata had given me, and I found this! Interesting to see that nearly $28k was spent to buy this car. And with inflation, that would be around $40k today. Considering I received the car for $4200 (conversely worth around $3k back then) that is a pretty…

First Maintenance and Mod performed on the Miata First Maintenance and Mod performed on the Miata

Today I did some work on the Miata, starting the process of track prepping. First and most essential mod was the Flyin Miata Front Sway bar. It was an easy half hour or so to just put the car on jack stands, take off the stock bar, and mount the bigger, stiffer bar. Then I did my maintenance item for the day, swapping…

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