Ever wonder why certain places on the highway? I know I do. My friend Dave showed us a place on the 405 in Los Angeles where the traffic just slows down or stops. Traffic engineers have studied it and can’t sort out why. I-35 in south Oklahoma City has its spots too. But there are[…]
With my new job providing a minor amount disposable income once again, I was able to do a small landscaping project this weekend. I took Mr. Fisher with me on Saturday to Lowe’s to pick up some pavers, gravel, and a flower requested by Mrs. Okierover. We got to Lowe’s and loaded up two push[…]
Florida Orange Juice Growers Association had a slogan in the 1970’s, “Orange juice, it’s not just for breakfast anymore.” It was used to encourage people to drink orange juice during the day, not just at breakfast time. It’s clever and a lesson for us. Diagnosing a problem should not stop with only one solution, keep diagnosing through the problem.
Diagnostics is the root of what we do to fix our Land Rovers. If you can’t diagnose the problem you can’t fix it. This was made
painfully financially clear to me last night. […]
Seriously?!?I guarantee someone while loading this said, “It’ll be alright.”Every time he made a minor adjustment in steering the entire truck tipped to the right. We were going between 65-70 mph. When we had to brake your could hear the tires making the rubbing sounds and the grown of tires about to fail. If he’d[…]
This is a sea-story from the time in my life that today I call, “In a galaxy far, far away”. Sharing stories like this reminds me that I wish my father had shared more stories of his youth with me. So my intent is to spin a yarn and we’ll consider it historic fact in[…]
This is why we need vehicle inspections in Oklahoma. I took this picture on Robinson Street in Norman. Look at the one wheel still attached to the trailer, it has 5 of the 8 lug nuts. Three studs were busted off. He didn’t even bother to have tires for the other axle. And, AND! he[…]
Seriously, how did this person not get a ticket? That’s just totally unsafe. The weight alone on the van had to make that classic Ford Econoline virtually undrivable at highway speeds. It was basically scrap metal strapped all over this rig. The interior was also loaded with trash. Looked like it had Mexico plates. What,[…]
Admittedly the number of times I have been green laning or on any official off-road activity since I left the Marine Corps (circa 1986) can be counted on my fingers and toes without taking off my shoes. Those unintentional trips off road for this reckoning will not be counted. I will share with you in[…]
Jalopnik has posted on their site a list of EVERY CAR that was traded in under the Cash For Clunkers program. They also have a Top 10 of the most exotic cars that were traded in. Looking through the Top 10 list makes me wonder who these idiots were. Looking through the Land Rover entries[…]
When stupid stuff like this happens here in America I blame the educational system for short changing our kids on Physics curriculum. I don’t know what Russia’s excuse is. Thanks to Jalopnik for posting this up.