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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 | Author:

Hey All!

Post title totally inspired by TF2…so be sure to say it in that voice =P

As I’m sure most of you locals, and you non-locals that watch the news, have heard that there is yet another epic fire in Santa Barbara…this will make it the 5th? fire that I’ve experienced during my time here at UCSB! So as per tradition, I set out to get some cool pictures of the carnage in action! A link to the full gallery can be found here. And some of the highlights below:

All these were taken with my trusty Sony A200 rocking the ghetto ass BeerCan Telephoto.

Until next time….laterz

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Sunday, July 20th, 2008 | Author:

Welp, another long time no update…oh well not like anyone reads this thing anways eh? haha

Went for a nice ride on Saturday (7/19/08) afternoon/evening. Went out to go visit the leftovers of the GAP Fire….it definitely did some damage to the landscape =(

Here are a few photos that I took right off of West Camino Del Cielo:

Lots of charred territory….no bueno

I soon got kicked out of the area by the USFS, thanks guys! >.<

I then proceeded to ride out to Pendola ranger station, never made it though….’le sigh…about 7/8ths of the way there I took a turn going a tad too fast and slid out. I had it in a controlled slide for a bit and was about to recover, but wouldn’t you know it….a rock decided to pop out of no where! The rear tire hit the rock and I lost control of the slide, bike went down on top of my left leg and slid for like 10 ft. I was PISSED! As the bike went down i was saying “No No NO!” as i knew the handle bars were going to get all bent up. Well, they did….during my fit of rage and large doses of adrenaline I was actually able to bend the handle bars back into position about 1 1/2 inches. Couldn’t get it any further than that….damnit! Needless to say I rode back with a whack left side of my motorcycle, which facilitated the following list of repairs:

Product Description Price Qty Sub Total
Pro-Taper Contour 1 1/8″ Handlebar Carmichael Bend Black Part# 1087010012 62.99 1 $62.99
Primary Drive 520 RDO O-Ring Chain 520×108 Part# 1021270013 46.75 1 $46.75
EBC Brake Pad – Sintered Metal – 1994 Suzuki DR350SE (Front) Part# 1045010010 26.99 1 $26.99
EBC Brake Pad – Sintered Metal – 1994 Suzuki DR350SE (Rear) Part# 1045010012 26.99 1 $26.99
Tusk Universal Handlebar Riser Kit 7/8″ Bars Part# 1134270003 19.99 1 $19.99
80/100×21 Kenda K760 Trakmaster II Part# 1054690013 30.99 1 $30.99
120/100×18 (5.00/5.30×18) Kenda K760 Trakmaster II Part# 1054690010 45.99 1 $45.99

asdfasdfasdf <– Not a typo….mad to no end…

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