Tag archives for car

  1. Achievement Unlocked: Online Map presence

    A few months ago, we were driving from A to B and saw a Bing Maps camera car mapping parts of Denver. We followed the car for a few blocks on Grant Street heading toward Speer. I was curious if and when we would appear on Bing Maps. I started checking every couple of weeks…

  2. 12.000 gallons of gas and the universe in general

    I filled my car with gas yesterday. I usually put the pump on and let it do its thing until it automatically stops and that’s what I did yesterday. When the pump stopped, it stopped at 12.000 gallons. I have probably been pumping gas for 30-odd years and this is the first “whole gallon” stoppage…

  3. How Car Transmissions Work

    This is a great video on how car transmissions work. Seen here: http://jalopnik.com/how-a-transmission-works-550424033  

  4. Well that wasn’t pleasant…

    You know how I like to ride my bike to the train station. That means I have to ride it home. There’s one stretch of road that I have to cross that’s less than ideal. Cars are looking to the left watching traffic approach as they get ready to turn right onto the main avenue.…

  5. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that my car has a far better sound system than my house does, but it sure does make driving nice.

  6. Slip Sliding Away

    It snowed yesterday in Denver. The front of my car is covered in icicles. I got home from work tonight and parked outside. When I opened the garage door to go into the apartment, I noticed a trash bag that needed to go to the dumpster. I put the mail and my backpack on a…

  7. Slow Rider

    I rode my bike to the train station today for the first time in weeks. Even with the threat of snow this afternoon, I just felt the need to not drive my car and get a little exercise in the process. It was cold, of course, but I got so much more out of it…

  8. Farmer’s Insurance has a weird way of drumming up business

    A couple of nights ago we went to the Mall to do a little shopping. It wasn’t holiday shopping since we had finished that a while back. The mall offers free $10 gift cards in the month of your birthday and I wasn’t about to pass that up. I was there to collect. I got…