All the way back on the first weekend of September I went on an overnight hike with other Green NAU employees. The destination? Indian Garden. The mode of transportation? A 1/64 Jeep CJ.
I’m working on a micro meeting room project as part of a group independent study course this winter. We are representing NAU at the Shemer Art Center’s 2018 Southwest Micro-Living Event with a theme of Art, Gardens, and Sustainability. The 160 square foot “gridLESS” structure will function as a mobile meeting room for…
Here’s the first marker rendering I’ve done in a while. Between grad school and Japanese classic car coloring books it’s been hard to find time, but I think it came out well. More info here:
The first finished page has been sent in by a friend! I’m so excited to see what you all do with them!
Linner Design is proud to announce the debut of the Japanese Classic Cars Coloring Book!
My coloring book is ready for print! Update 3 November: Books are now available!
This summer I became the coordinator for the Northern Arizona Pollinator Habitat Initiative (NAZHPI). I’ve been giving out seed packets, educating people on the importance of bees & butterflies, and drafting some cool documents.
I had taken delivery of the fatbike only a 36 days prior, and was already crossing a frozen river to explore concrete ruins and abandoned cars with my riding buddy.
2015 Framed Mini-Sota | 1965 Ford F-100
Trailer hitch is trashed. Wish I had money to develop a better one.
I think it went well. I just followed the service manual instructions for idle mix and idle speed, and it was finished in no time. Basically:
I finally got to volunteer at a MTB trail maintenance day! After literally riding 2,000' up Mt. Elden, I got to observe a USFS guy split this big rock that had fallen onto the hairpin turn. Video below.
Instead of an exhaust-leaky burble it now has a subtle (but finally quiet) putputput. Sounds quaint, but that’s ok. It’s an old truck.
Today it’s laughable to think that a vehicle should be built for one purpose and nothing more, but that’s the market we live in. Safety and efficiency are good to shoot for, but many of us pine for a time when we could buy something downright agricultural from a car dealership and take it anywhere with nothing but …
They grow up so fast! Well, I apparently do, because I finally went bikepacking.
Bikepacking test ride #2 dealt with the 2L water jug and some freeze dried food. Everything did pretty well, and I’m now reducing the kit more.
I built the Shimano Alfine 8-speed in last fall after the stock derailleur rusted together. Rode it up north, and then it lost a gear. After a busy winter, I finally got the bike to a shop, and uffda. It was quite a ride.
Thank you, Tim, for recommending the Backcountry Navigator app. The map isn’t 100% accurate but it is a lot better than guessing with Google. Last Monday I went for a long-ish ride to put the app (and my skills) to the test.