Halloween 2013

Thanks to Courtney Kane for the camera work on this one. I believe she filmed it on a flip-phone.

A Hike with Marc

It was a bit chilly and certainly mushy in parts on account of the bizarre snowfall the day before, but the hike in the Winsted Woods, which has entrances at Gilbert High and traces along old route 8 North, was …

Parse an uploaded CSV file in 2 lines in PHP/CakePHP

Nasty but gets it done:

$delim = ','; $enc = '"'; $line = "\n";
foreach( str_getcsv ( file_get_contents( $tmpname ), $line ) as $row ) $csv[] = str_getcsv( $row, $delim, $enc ); // print_r( $csv );

or, if you want …

First Ride of 2012

We rode, we drank, we all like cannolis without chocolate chips – we are the Bulgarian Racing Team.…

JATO 3.3 at Mulch Mountains

I found the best place to run the JATO – amidst mountain of mulch, right near the DMV in Winsted! Mulch is great for many reasons. First, it’s got plenty of little bumps and humps to make driving fun and …

JATO 3.3 Ready to Rock

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of picking up a like-new Traxxas JATO 3.3. My JATO had somehow gotten rusted over the winter in my barn. Lesson learned. However, the aluminum hop-up parts I’d bought were still almost mint. They needed …

Head-butt a tree

Go ahead and give it a shot.Β  You will not win.Β  Not even if you take a running start up to the thing.Β  Not even if you take a running start up to the tree on a downhill.Β  Not even …

Terratrike Cruiser brake line improvement

Today, I found a kink in my left brake line which was probably the result of the brake line getting caught in the spokes and wrenched. It was making the brake stick, so I got a replacement cable and sheilding …

DIY Luggage Rack for Terratrike Cruiser Recumbent Tricycle

You’ve been tearing your hair out because you have an old license plate and you just don’t know what to do with it.

You also have a Terratrike Cruiser (or something similar) with no luggage rack. What can you …