Long time no see eh? I know you missed me. The thing is I've been so damn busy with finding myself a co-op and all, finding a new job, school projects I just can't find the time anymore. Well, Here I am, and I'm here to talk Christmas and New Years. First off, Merry Christmas and have a happy new year, kind of late I know, but what can ya do. Christmas is a time of family gathering, giving and receiving ( if your lucky), but it's not all about that; it's about love. I went down to my home town Kapuskasing to celebrate christmas with my family because no family of mine lives in this area. I had a real good time and all, but I did miss this special someone. I had the time to visit all old friends of mine, party hard, and show my love for my family; no lie, I really did. I had a good christmas with my family that I already miss because we're crazy and we know it. Afterwards, My cusin had a stag party for his wedding. My cusin is 25 or 35 I don't know, but he's one of those cusins where we just like getting on each others bad sides. At his stag, I told him how I really felt; that I'm really happy for him and all, althought I still think he's a complete idiot if you know what I mean. Time went by and along came new years, the big 2009. For that, My family and I went to see my father's crazy family and had a few drinks and had a blast even thought I didn't stay there to long because I wasn't in the mood to drink, more in the mood to go back home the next day and relaxe for once. Still, I had a lot of fun.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
My last post was on me painting my 2001 Yz125. Well it's done! Anyway, I ended up painting all my white plastics on my bike black, including the blue front number plate. Now, to make sure your paint is well on there, will not chip or scratch off, you need to take your time and paint it slowly because after all; it is plastic, and plastic is flexible therefore making it easy to screw up. You want to start by buying paint that is made for hard to paint surfaces. I used a can of spray paint made for plastics. What you want to do is, every 15 minutes, apply a thin, and by thin, I mean a really thing coat of paint. Keep doing this until your plastics are the colour you want them to be, and then let them dry out for a full day. The best thing to do is to bring them inside your house in the basement once the paint is dry to make it stick to the plastic as much as it can, giving good results. After you have let your paint completely dry and stick to the parts, bring them back outside and apply a coat of gloss that will protect your paint from easy scratchs and make it look a lot better.
Those couple of steps could give you an amazingly good looking result.Before
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
At 11 pm, my buddy Nick and I were just chilling in my garage staring at my bike just talking about random upgrades for our bikes. Nick suddenly says why don't you just paint your bike insted of buying new plastics? So we decided to get to walmart and by spray paint for plastic and get one that. At first I was sketchy about paint it with spray paint. Around midnight - 1 am I started talking apart my bike, clean the plastics and get ready to paint. After I was done the front number plate I then realized that Nick's idea was really good. Not only it looks amazing, but it's a lot cheaper then buying all new plastics.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
My birthday is coming up. My dad recently told me he was going to get me a new dog! :D I've always wanted a dog...but never had one. Now I'm finally getting one! Cool thing is, it ain't just a dog, it's a Beagle! Only the cutest puppy ever, and it's a hunting dog. Me and my father have been hunting for ages together for a father and son activity and I love it and now that I'm going to have a beagle it's going to be even better. Since I want one so bad I'm going to have to train it tho, which doesn't bother me at all because it's going to give me something to do, and it's going to like me more then anyone else in the family because it's going to be mine. I'm going to have to pay for it as well since I got a job at wendys and all, but I couldn't care less.
I hate banks. I deposit money, and I don't get my money! It's been exactly one week (7 days), 5 business days, and I still DON'T have my money. I thought of something awesome; if they don't get you your money in the amount of days they say it will take, they should double it! Why? Because they are wasting my god damn time running back and forth to the bank to see if my money is in yet. I can't eat, I can't go out to my friends, I can't buy my games I've been planning on buying...why? Because banks are dumb!
I can say that the title says it all. Dirtbiking is a sport that is loved by millions of people. Easy to say this because of the amount of people that show up at events such as freestyle concerts and motocross races. Sadly, even tho we all love it oh so much, we can't all participate to this wonderful sport. If you are looking to start dirtbiking, you are best off buying a used bike, unless you're rich of course. For a brand new 2008-2009...YZ 125 lets say; you are looking at about 7000 dollars on the spot. Personnaly, a used dirtbike was good enough for me so I went and bought a 2001 yz 125. That cost me 2800 dollars on the spot, but hey! I'm in love with my bike. Sure it ain't brand new spic n span, but it is still an amazing bike and it is in great shape. Woah there! I'm not done. I got lucky because my bike came with a stand to rest the bike on, free pants and a decent helment that I'm planning on changing. But in order to become a good rider, and ride safe, you do need to make some more purchases. You'll probably need, goggles, gloves, boots, helmet, and if you want to keep a clean style; a nice jersey that goes with your bike, your pants, your gloves, your helmet and boots. For goggles, you're looking at 50-100$. I bought pro grip goggles for 85$. For Boots, around 200$ to 300$ or more. I bought sixsixone boots for 200$. For a jersey; 40-50$, for pants; 100-200$, for gloves; 30-50$, and for a helmet; 100-300$. For everything I bought in equipement, my total was around 3500$. That is of course without maintence fees. To have a good preforming dirtbike, you have to maintain it. Taking apart your bike, cleaning the air filter, washing it, checking the spark plug, your tires, are all things you should do after every ride. Treat it with respect because getting on that bike is risking your life.
Ok, heres the dealio, I know I complain alot about other people and there automatic guns just gunning, spraying and praying they hit someone. I do hate it! But...always a but...I am still a really big fan of speedball. Speedball and Woodsball are to completly different things. Well, they are both paintball, merely by that I simply meant tatic wise. Playing woodsball is very fun because of the tatics needed to play; being stealth, conserving your paintballs, camoflauge, and other tactics. Speedball is different in a way that it's like playing a basketball game or a dodgeball game. You just go at it. Don't get me wrong, just going at it does not mean you do not need to use tactics, of course you need tactics! For example; team strategies and plans, what type of player you are ( frontman, Back, etc...), and the list goes on. For speedball, your equipement is entirely different as well. These types of paintball markers are ment for 25 paintballs per second. They can be used for Woodsball, but they aren't made as reliable as scenario markers. The picture on the left is a great speedball marker known as the Ego 08 by Planet eclipse. Other things needed for speedball that are different then woodsball are lets say a pod pack. Pod packs are belts with slots to slide in a pod containing paintballs. In Woodsball, you usually use a vest that can hold your air tank, a various amount of pods that contain 100-200 paintballs, cb radios, etc. As you can tell, it's more realistic and kind of like s.w.a.t. In speedball, teams usually wear all the same kind of jersey, same colour of course. In Woodsball, you would be more tempted into wearing camo to blend in with your enviroment. The list of different items goes on so I'll put a stop to it NOW.