Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Beast

Not content with being a hardcore, extreme, on-the-edge, to-the-max type pro mountain biker, I have now started the "I Brake For Cake Classic Car Club" (or IBFCCCCCCC if you will). I have achieved this by purchasing a 1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 in glorious vermillion red (which is, quite clearly to everyone except Triumph, orange!). If I was about 5 years older I think this might constitute an early mid-life crisis, but for now I think I can get away with it. The car needs a bit of tweaking but preliminary road tests have been positive; it's pretty nippy and handles well once you get used to 1970s braking prowess. That said it's a bit rubbish on singletrack, all over the place on big berms and nose-heavy over doubles.

Planned mods include some K&N air filters (shiny ones), a straight through sports exhaust (also shiny) and of course underfloor lighting, a neon gearknob and full I.C.E. now I'm back in Essex.

I am also joining the AA.


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