Friday, October 16, 2009

Thrown Cigarette Butt Ignites Smoker's Car

This car was destroyed by fire after the driver said he tossed a cigarette butt and wind pushed it back into the vehicle.
photo by Lance Hernandez

Thrown Cigarette Butt Ignites Smoker's Car
Station Wagon Of New Denver Resident A Total Loss
Written by Wayne Harrison, Web Editor

POSTED: 1:13 pm MDT July 16, 2009
DENVER -- A man who had just moved from Florida to Denver will be looking for a new car after his caught fire and burned Thursday.

Zach Schultz told 7News that he was driving southbound on Colorado Boulevard, near Interstate 70, shortly after noon when he attempted to throw a cigarette he had been smoking out the window of his older model station wagon.

Schultz, 25, said the wind blew the cigarette back into his car, catching it on fire.

Denver firefighters closed the southbound lanes of Colorado for a time so they could fight the fire, which sent black smoke billowing into the sky.

The car was a total loss.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tilted Horizons: Friendship Blogger Award

Tilted Horizons: Friendship Blogger Award

Thanks for the consideration and acknowledgment! I've been reading your blog for at least a year now, keep up the good word.

Best Regards,

New Ride To Work Day - MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009

The annual RTW Day moves to the ‘third Monday in June.’ The next Ride to Work Day is MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009. It is the 18th annual Ride to Work Day. Reasons for an earlier annual Ride to Work Day include:

* The new day is not as hot in most northern hemisphere areas, and not as cold in most southern hemisphere areas. June weather is more favorable worldwide.
* The new day provides an increased opportunity for more riders to Ride to Work. Many workplaces close for summer holiday in July - especially in Europe.
* A Monday event encourages motorcycle and scooter commuting to continue during the entire week.
* Positive media exposure will increase. Sundays are slower ‘news days’ so there will be more coverage like this: “Look for more motorcycles on your commute tomorrow, as Monday is the annual Ride to Work day...”
* The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has endorsed this day, and is promoting the ‘Third Monday in June’ worldwide as the annual Ride to Work Day.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

45 lessons life taught me

This is a good one and full of great reminders for us all...

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion, today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time.. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Feel free to pass along. Remember, friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

Have a good day.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cool Helmet Safe Head

As a rider, you know that you should always wear your safety gear, most importantly, your helmet. But you want to look cool as you’re riding is well. There are many ways to make sure that your safety is covered, as well as looking awesome, you just need to know where to look. But if you’re willing to spend the time and effort to find the helmet you like that’s safe, you can also find a helmet that looks great.

This article will explain safe and cool motorcycle helmets. There are many cool motorcycle helmets on the market, but before you can look at designs, you’ll have to pick a style. Though there are many out there, two are the most reliable for those who have safety in mind.

If you’d a wind in the face kind of guy, you’ll want to try a three quarter helmet. This will protect all of your head, while leaving your face open to the wind. While not the safest model, it does offer enough protection that you can feel safe while riding. The safest style of motorcycle helmet is the full face helmet. This offers the same protection as the three quarter helmet, while also allowing your face to stay covered. This is accomplished though the use of a drop down shield, which lets you ride in wind and rain without having to worry about chapping to your face. If you like to ride in weather that’s less than perfect, this is definitely the motorcycle helmet style for you. It’s also especially comfortable to wear.

Now that you’ve picked out your helmet style, it’s time to decide how you’d like your cool motorcycle helmet to look. You have many different options, all of which will add flair to your look as you ride, without taking away from your safety. Your first option is color. In the past, there were only a few colors to choose from. Now, you can get anything you’ve ever seen in a crayon box, and more. You can go from flat to neon, and add finishes like metallic or matte, that will let you match your bike, or set you off from it.

Last but not least, you can also add decals to give your helmet that personal flair. Icons like flame or dice blocks are easy to find custom painted on. You can also find many different latex graphics to apply yourself, or have them custom designed. If you’re a huge sports fan, you can match your helmet to that of your favorite players easily with these custom decals! You’ll find no limit to how creative and unique you can make your own cool motorcycle helmet. With a cool motorcycle helmet, no one will be able to mistake you on the road. You’ll be proud to wear your helmet, which will keep you visible and safe. You’ll also be easier to spot by your friends on the road.

So what are you waiting for, go out and get one today!

Sick of your tired old helmet. Design yourself a cool motorcycle helmet. There are many options when you buy cool and safe motorcycle helmets today at Splat Hat

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Buell Conversion Kit From Fusion Motorcycles

Wicked Cool.

by Paul Crowe - "The Kneeslider" on September 18, 2008
in Motorcycle Builders, Motorcycle Design

Buell conversion kit from Fusion Motorcycles

Remember “The Machine” from Fusion Motorcycles? Well, Will Thibeault has been hard at work on something a lot of you may find interesting, he’s designed a conversion kit that will transform your donor Buell into a custom with killer looks.

Will’s kit uses a billet T6 aluminum bolt together frame with a built in oil tank, a 60 inch wheelbase and 33 degrees of rake. The Buell Thunderstorm motor, Buell forks, Buell six piston caliper and Buell rear caliper, all come from the donor bike.

The bike shown in these photos is for a customer with a lot of custom touches, a hard carbon fiber seat (customer request, Will prefers padded), Piaa head lights..same as he used on The Machine, Will’s own stainless pipes and Fusion Motorcycles billet 18″ wheels, 240 on the rear and 130 up front. Rear turn signals are LED.

According to Will:

The future bikes will have front and rear carbon fenders, and will be totally road legal. The Frame kits will include: frame, seat, rear shock, swing arm, oil tank, and gas tank for $4,500. For less than $10,000 a person can build their own w/ the purchase of a donor Buell. We will build the complete bike “road legal” for $19,500 and there are always the options of whatever you could think of i.e. carbon wheel, S&S motors, front ends and Ti frames

There are quite a few guys building choppers and all sorts of bikes from Buell parts and pieces but, in my opinion, this kit has just the right look. There seems to be a Confederate Hellcat influence, which is a good thing since I like the Hellcat, but overall, for the money, I don’t see how you could go wrong here. Anyone with a Buell who is thinking about getting another bike, might want to consider this kit first, you get a completely different look and you already own half of the necessary parts. I like this, a lot. I have to think a lot of guys are going to start looking for a good used Buell and making a bit of work room in their garage. Nice work, Will!

UPDATE: Will Thibeault has added a few comments below about his kit

UPDATE 2: Will just let me know that the kit will not be ready until sometime in 2009. He is redesigning some parts and he is going to thoroughly test everything before offering the kits for sale.

Link: Fusion Motorcycles

Monday, January 12, 2009

iMuffs makes iPod go wireless

iMuffs makes iPod go wireless
I've been looking for something like this! If you are as addicted to your iPod as I am, then you'll sure be happy to hear about this new iPod gadget.

What this does is make your iPod music experience cordless. With the iMuffs you no longer need to worry about the wire connecting your headset to the iPod.

It works by plugging in the Bluetooth transmitter into the iPod and does not require complicated installation or Bluetooth pairing of any kind.

To control the music (play, skip track, volume) you simply press a button at the ear. Comes with a charger and connects with mini-USB.

Besides being quality headphones, you can also use these to make Noise-free phone calls. Make phone calls with the noise cancellation software over iChat or Skype.

By Joe