This past Saturday the local VW club held a little shindig at a local bar/pub/tavern/brewery called Engine 15. I had been planning to head on down there with the bus and hang out with some of the VW locals, but unfortunately, the best laid plans and all that...
...had me driving down there with a friend and his family in their Honda 'bus'.
I'm not so sure, but this doesn't look right to me. It was also quite a surprise at 40mph on San Jose Boulevard! (coming back from the ethanol-free gas station.) This is the second time Mr Bus has tried to kill me. I think he misses his Daddy.
Anyway, no damage other than the tire and my ego, so 5 tires later and I'm back rolling. Too bad too, as the Continentals that were on there were great looking tires and showed no cracking to speak of, so this was a bit of a surprise. Age was a factor I'm sure. The replacements are Hankook Optimo's, as they were the only whitewalls I could find. The Hankook brand is not junk, but they sure don't put my euro-trash sentimentality to rest like a nice set of Michelin's or Continental's would. Beggars can't be choosers I suppose...
You bike nuts out there...I did trail maintenance earlier that same Saturday, and I'll be out again this Saturday and then doing trail building on Sunday. Trails trails trails!!!
And watch for the eBay outdoor to swing wide here in a bit too. The gleaming loading docks and facilities here at Utahdog World Tower, Congress of the America's are crowded with booty and looty!