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There was a terrible wreck

While Opus was crossing the street today in the fog. Only the first two vehicles actually hit him the other 17 ran into the vehicle in front of them. Opus was crossing a 4 lane street with a median and two vehicles ran the red light as Opus was crossing with the light just like the first time he was hit.

Opus is very angry as his cane that his mother gave him in December of 2001 was ruined, and one of his two pair of long pants had the seat ripped out after getting snagged on a bumper. Since his cane was busted he was unable to walk away from this wreck. This wreck takes his lifetime record to 4-0-1, as the other 17 never even touched him.

The good news is speeds were low enough that there were no injuries outside of Opus getting a few scrapes, and he’s getting held overnight because doctors are worried there might be other injuries they can’t find because who the hell walks away from a 19 car pileup?! Also because his cane was broken he couldn’t actually walk very good and he looks like he’s drunk when he walks without one so they took him to get tested for drugs and alcohol and other injuries.

And check the date.

I was going to do an April Fools post

but changed my mind. After yesterday’s almost stream of consciousness post of almost 1K words about the Sprint-T I was considering a mock diatribe against bicycles, but considering the almost 8 year history of bicycle advocacy in this blog that would be about as believable as a Presidential Promise.

Basically there was nothing I could post that would work as an April Fools post, because to be effective a good AF joke has to be believable, as in “Is this a joke, or actual (news, sports, whatever, content)”. And because this blog has wandered in so many directions since departing from bicycle wrecks and advocacy it would be very hard to put something up I hadn’t already treated seriously. About the only thing I haven’t mentioned at length is my love of anime and manga. That’s just an offshoot of webcomics, which I have a plethora of links for in the sidebar.

So there’s no joke here, just me. Enjoy the day and be careful, because the difference between a good April Fools joke and disinformation is practically nil.

New direction for the blog, we are now a car blog!

Yes I know that means I’m going to have to get a driver’s license again if I want to do road tests, but I would need one for the Sprint-T anyway. And I wouldn’t have the stay up til 0500 typing, I could get to bed at a reasonable hour!

Up first, doesn’t everyone need a 700 HP Jeep? Hellcat Jeep Trackhawk One And Done, 2015 Roush F-150, Bye Xterra, Tesla Competition, Top 5 Fast Fails And 745HP Force 1, Hellcat Jeep, Stolen Challenger, Acura Precision Concept, Wrangler Truck, Top 5 Fast Fails

Do you want to retain that 2 by 4bbl look but hate tuning two carbs and trying to match fuel delivery curves via swapping out holes in the fuel system? FiTech Reinvents EFI! How They Do It Better & Cheaper Seriously, this is a game-changer, the benefits of EFI with closed loop mixture control at a total system cost comparable to a carburetor. Since this computer controls spark as well as fuel I would use it on the Sprint-T for maximum fuel economy between race meets and running around getting groceries and going to church.

Stretching the limits on what is “street legal” a team is working on a funny car with treaded tires. Jeff Lutz and Tom Bailey Team Up For Street-Legal Record Probably an April Fools joke, but Scientology started with a bar bet between Heinlein and Hubbard, so maybe not? The illustration with the article shows a standard 500 in3 blown Hemi on a Nostalgia Funny Car chassis. The April Fools theory is supported by this article on current projects from both builders. Jeff Lutz vs. Tom Bailey: Whose New Project is Cooler? I like the Talledega project is “cooler” as I have been a corner burner since before I got my license. I like the engineering challenge of straight line acceleration, but cars that can brake and turn after accelerating are more my cup of java.

And I’m just starting this car blog thing so I don’t have a whole lotta sources yet.

Billed @€0.02, Opus