Wednesday, January 28, 2009

PVC Surf Rack for Bike

Note the two mounts near handlebars on the top tube and on the seat tube.

Here is a closeup of the seat tube mount

Here is a shot after they are screwed in:

And this is what it looks like with a board mounted

Yeah, the front arm is longer and I might trim it, but it holds a 3" thick board so snug that I might leave it as is.

Friday, January 23, 2009

wing review: my home

It took about 30 minutes to get my order, but they came out hot and juicy with a good amount of crispness. The staff was attentive, but not helpful. I had to help myself to the beer, but it was nice and cold. Sauce was very hot and burned my lips. They were only served with carrots. Ranch was a little too thick. I would get these again, but call in my order to speed it up.

I was able to talk to the chef and get the recipe:

Preheat oven to 400
Sprinkle cornmeal and garlic powder (Granulated California Garlic from Costco) on cookie tray
Cornmeal coat is very light and meant to help stop skin from sticking to tray
Spread 1.5 lbs of wings on cookie tray
Top with extra virgin olive oil top with garlic powder
Bake for 12 minutes
Flip and add more garlic powder
Bake for 15 more minutes
Add an ounce of "The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce" to bowl
Add ounce plus of Red Roster sauce to bowl
Add a few dashes of white vinegar
Add wings to bowl and cover with two more ounce of sauce
Top with another bowl and shake vigorously until all wings are coated
Serve with ranch dress, carrots and celery

I was watching Code Talkers while I ate. I was really surprised that the used old stock footage for the Navy gun scenes...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Stolen and Recoverd: blue Electra RS bike

(photo taken before black Carver longboard installed)

I had my blue Electra Rally Sport stolen 1/15/2009 near the 4490 block of Fanuel (near Garnet). This happened sometime between 7 PM and 10 PM.

It's a single speed blue Electra Rally Sport with a partial Carver surf rack (black, paint chipping) .

I had a cable lock that they simply cut and left at the scene. I have the serial number and this has been reported stolen to the San Diego Police Department and Electra.

Update 1/28/2009:
Whoa! So after a tipster alerted me to an ad on Craigslist I was eventual able to recover the bike.

Apparently the guy had bought the bike from a "young couple" at a swap meet. He had purchased several bikes and paid $50 for mine. He reported that the surf rack was not on when he bought it though.

Getting back to the tipster, she emailed me late Sunday night. By the time I got to the email, I couldn't find the ad. After a bit of back and forth, she was able to send me a screen capture of the ad from her browser cache! I in turn posted another ad on Craigs listing his info.

Actually, to be fair, I did contract him asking about the bike. We emailed a few times and then I called. When I called, he reported that he had "just sold it 15 minutes ago and offered another bike instead. I thought all was lost at this point. So then I posted the "Stolen" ad, this time with a search in Google with his phone number, a copy of his ad and a specifics about my call and the conveyed my feeling of his sketchyness.

I got a few supportive email for me, one supportive of the seller and one from somebody who assumed I had the wrong bike because of a missing fin in my picture (it had rusted off and I took the photo to send to Electra when requesting a new one). I replied to all emails, but didn't have much hope.

Then later today, I was shocked to get an email from the guy. He knew he had sold my bike because of my description (specifically the rusted off kick stand). Apparently he was able to contact the guy he had resold my bike to and get it back. We emailed for a bit and then talked. He insisted I talked to the guy he sold it to (a Marine no less). I confirmed that this guy got his money back. After work, I picked up the bike.

The surf rack is missing, which was a bummer, but I now know how to make one! Somewhere along the line someone hastily painted over the rust and cleaned her up a bit... I tried to remove the over spray, but that didn't work. I now have a u lock and plan to ride her to work tomorrow.

Now I have two bikes...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wing Review: Hennessey's Tavern

What is it with the overpriced wings around this area of Mission?

So the menu claimed you get a 1 lbs of wings for ~$10. Turns out that a pound is 8 wings. The size was all over the map. I had one drum that was huge and juicy and another that was so small it was like jerky.

The flavor was good and it had a little burn to it. The came with lots of celery and the ranch just the right consistency to coat the wings. I would get these again, but maybe bring a scale to verify the weight.

Hennessey's Tavern
4650 Mission Blvd San Diego
(858) 483-8847


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