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Taco

The Anything Goes Thread

Post whatever interests you, mountain related or not.

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Awesome. Sounds amazing.

I'm assuming this won't come with a conventional manual transmission. Seems to be the norm for high-end sports cars like the GT-R to have those damned paddle-shifting setups instead. Kills the fun. More efficient doesn't mean more fun.

MSRP: $220,000-$400,000 Laughing
Yamaya

165 allocated for Japan domestic market, 335 for the rest of the world.  In Japan, Toyota is mentioning buyer's 'qualification'.  It sounds like beyond enough money and driver's license  Laughing  - maybe a race experience or...?
Taco

Something like what Ferrari does with their order process? (I'm going by word of mouth)

Also, cool link: http://ww2.lexus-lfa.com/Configurator_v2_en.html
Takes a while to load. Configure yer own exterior and interior.

Also out of Toyota, the FT-86:
http://jalopnik.com/5375233/toyota-ft+86-concept-behold-the-new-ae86

Subaru/Toyota project. Kinda sorta based on the AE86 generation Corolla, except with a Boxer engine, IRS, and whatnot.
Taco

DOOD

Thursday nights at TGI Fridays on Colima = KARAOKE NIGHTS!!!!!!

I'll sleep well tonight!
Taco

Bored.

Want cold.

Want snow.

Want ICE.
edenooch

fiend
Taco

Picture time



This one makes as much sense as Eric D:
moppychris


Ceramics gets a little boring sometimes. You can always think of the San Gabriels.
Taco

Did you make that?
moppychris

TacoDelRio wrote:
Did you make that?

Yes. That is my interpretation of what the LA basin will look like when we all get infected with the CraZies virus and the government has to nuke it.
Taco

Whaaaaa?
EnFuego

And I will be the first to drive, errr, walk my car to the top of Baldy.



Now if I could just find crampons, I will be the first in winter as well.
Taco

Fucking stewpid!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8373794.stm

Argh.

We're going the same way as the UK.
HikeUp

Do you use a water filter?
Taco

The OFFICIAL song of the Ice Pirates.


We can have multiple official songs, mind you.
mve

While waiting for the storms -- good movie on DVD

While you guys are waiting for the storms here's a good movie I just watched the other day -- The Hurt Locker.
Taco

I gotta see that. One of my buddies from the Army went EOD and had a tough day in Afghanistan.
mve

TacoDelRio wrote:
The OFFICIAL song of the Ice Pirates.

We can have multiple official songs, mind you.


Ok -- how about this one?  Laughing
mve

TacoDelRio wrote:
I gotta see that. One of my buddies from the Army went EOD and had a tough day in Afghanistan.

These guys have a hell of a job man -- gut wrenching!  How's you buddy now?  Where did you serve?
Taco

Good ol' sunny (read: shitty) Fort Benning.

From what he told me, he was disarming an IED on a road in Afghanistan when he uncovered an anti-handling device* (some Russian Claymore-type AP device) blew up. He remembers that, and then being in a hospital in CONUS.


*Anti Handling devices are something you place near a mine to keep someone from messing with it. Think of placing an anti-personel mine under an anti-tank mine.
mve

Sounds horrible -- I hope he's OK now?
Taco

Yessir, he's all good now, last I spoke with him.
HikeUp

http://www.arrrrrr.com/
HikeUp

International Write Like a Moron Day

http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/apostrophe/
mve

Trunk monkey

Trunk monkey Laughing

Taco

Hell yeah.
mve

This is how the do demolition in Turkey!

Taco



Too bad that approach is so long! Wink What a cool route. Lucky bastards.
gregp909

Very cool. Looked a little sketchy topping out inside that bush/tree. I am gonna have to learn to ice climb someday.

If my French is correct, I think they were complaining about the length of the approach. Laughing
Taco

Laughing
Taco

Here be a few funny videos...

For those of us who played Star Wars on old-school Nintendo (8bit):


Fucking hilarious... if you're familiar with drifting, AE86 Corollas, you'll like this...


Fucking hilarious clip with Marcus Gronholm. His codriver Timo had an accident.


Jingle Cats: White Christmas in Hell
Z

you been taking pcp lately?  Laughing
Taco

The cats one reminds me of some fucked up dreams I've had in the hospital. One of those fever dreams where you wake up soaking wet with sweat. I once imagined little helicopters flying around my bed.

Oh, the things healthy people miss.
Taco

Awesome driving by Simon Jean-Joseph. Somewhat old school tarmac rally stage in an Impreza:


Through his driving, one can see the same passion most, if not all of us pursue in life through whatever medium we choose (like climbing or tough hiking). Beautiful.
norma r

Taco, seems anytime i see something about cars (or guns!) i think of you. don't know if you seen this, but i was thinking maybe you should go American and shop for a Mercury Comet! Wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj6B5KFokaY
Taco

I remember seeing that a while ago. I love it! <3

Thanks Norma!
Taco

FWIW, beware of nails on Glendora Mountain Road. I picked one up on a turn a bit before Newman Point (south half of the road), and found a few in the middle of the road. They appear to be for carpentry, if that means anything.

I didn't know how quickly and efficiently I could change a tire until now. The training has paid off.
Z

norma r

i heard the kid is in critical condition.  now i see why he lived on that last slow mo.  he hit the overpass with the back of his car when it spun around.  freakin' insane.
PackerGreg

TacoDelRio wrote:
...if you're familiar with drifting, AE86 Corollas...


3-rotor Mazda in AE86 - QUICK!!! (wacky Japanese video)...

Taco

I love that video. 20B's are pure nuts. Nothing like a 2 liter turbo engine on low boost producing 500 some lb/ft of torque.
PackerGreg

20b boat vs V8...

Taco

AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA comedy!
Taco

The Finns are doing well in their Toyota Starlet Eradication Campaign:

HikeUp

Yeah, I watched all 15 minutes of that. Seems they are pretty good at eradicating a few Finns as well! And trees.
Zach

What's with the spectators always making a mad dash towards the car before it has even come to a complete stop?
Taco

Zach wrote:
What's with the spectators always making a mad dash towards the car before it has even come to a complete stop?


Reckon it's to help extraterate the driver and codriver before it can go up in flames.
Johnny Bronson

TacoDelRio wrote:
Zach wrote:
What's with the spectators always making a mad dash towards the car before it has even come to a complete stop?


Reckon it's to help extraterate the driver and codriver before it can go up in flames.


bingo. lol





You're on a top,you're a best!
Hikin_Jim

Wingsuits = awesome.  (and what a way to go if you crash)

HJ
Taco

LOL

Nice flight as well.
Hikin_Jim

TacoDelRio wrote:
LOL

Nice flight as well.
 Dude!  I got it!  Screw two days of going down the Fishy Fork.  Grab you a wing suit and fly in!  Heck yea!  Then all you have to do is walk the gear out.  Um, well, right after you figure out a way to land that is.   Shocked

HJ
PackerGreg

PackerGreg

Jet Boat Sprint In New Zealand

Zach

Taco

That jet boat video is fuckin NUTS!!!!!!
Taco

Ari Vatanen - Manx Rally '83


This video is perfect for this discussion, as it's simple and shows some true driving.

This video goes in sharp contrast to today's videos. It's very popular for "driving" videos today to have expensive, flashy cars, subpar or uninteresting driving, and excellent editing and camerawork. People surround themselves with "coolness" and technology to make up for a lack of understanding the true pursuit of driving, and of climbing. The newest gear, the fastest or most expensive bit of kit, and all that. People get away from "the drive". I've seen so many fancy videos where a driver is cruising, but the editing is done in such a way that so many people see it as being amazing. No amount of editing work and fancy stuff can mask driving that's uninspiring, flacid, tepid, and empty.

I don't expect many mountain goers to understand me on this. Most mountain folks I've spoken with do not understand why people ride bikes on the various roads, or what makes driving or riding "fun" or "interesting". Some people say it's "for the adrenaline rush", which I think is kind of insulting. Oh well, bollocks for them.

The same goes for alpinism. So many people surround themselves with the most expensive pieces of gear, and then they do the same damn climbs up uninteresting terrain that doesn't truly challenge them. Worst of all, it's unimaginative.

I don't think most people know why they do any of this sort of stuff. Chasing empty lists of peaks or cars or anything. Buying guns and guns and guns only to find out they don't even know how to truly use a single one. Modifying their car with go fast bits only to park it and rev really loud, without knowing how to truly drive it at the limit, without even coming close to understanding even the slightest bit of Zen that is truly driving. Buying fancy gear without knowing how to push their mind to accept what they are truly capable of, and what life truly is. It's like building an amazing church, yet never going inside or reading a bible.

Not a rant, just some thoughts. I rarely speak my true thoughts, partly because I can't put them into words. It will never translate properly. Maybe some will understand, not that others understanding is essential. Cheers.
Z

you're a freaking nutcase
















just kidding. good stuff
Taco

Speaking of complete nutcases, I have some "findings" regarding a mutual acquaintance of ours who must've lost his genitalia in a fire or something. I'll explain some other time.
HikeUp

TacoDelRio wrote:
Speaking of complete nutcases, I have some "findings" regarding a mutual acquaintance of ours who must've lost his genitalia in a fire or something. I'll explain some other time.

LOL. cc me!  Laughing
Taco

HikeUp wrote:
TacoDelRio wrote:
Speaking of complete nutcases, I have some "findings" regarding a mutual acquaintance of ours who must've lost his genitalia in a fire or something. I'll explain some other time.

LOL. cc me! Laughing


This isn't the annoying guy, but a different guy, a weirder one. Laughing
Zach

Taco

Pretty damn decent codriver for a non-WRC event! Smile
PackerGreg

Like, oh my gaaawwd!...

Madrox

Wow...like wow
rios

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Taco

Speaking of Rebecca Black... http://youtu.be/5AcYsHkV6n4
Madrox

Oh man...people have Way too much time on thier hands.
Taco

That video made my day. Time well spent in my book.
Z

Taco

How did I know you were going to post that horrifying video?
Z

i knew how much you liked it, I wanted you to associate it with evertime you think of the mountains  Laughing
Hikin_Jim

Spam!
Taco

Z wrote:
i knew how much you liked it, I wanted you to associate it with evertime you think of the mountains Laughing


That is terrible.
HikeUp

Taco

Reminds me of the Holy Grail...
Hikin_Jim

Nice!

HJ
rios

rios

Taco

LOL

rios

For the hispanic ice pirates...you might appreciate these two videos

Very Happy




outwhere

Reading AW's misc news18 and the Glendora Mountain road stuff made me think of this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kBnilwoFPw
rios

rios

obie

A metal folding chair, in case some people show up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LvfSoDdWLc
Taco

LOL Rios

Obie, is there supposed to be sound in that, or is that the point?
obie

Aye yup...sound and moving pictures.
rios

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rios

rios

HikeUp

Taco

Quiet down, kiddies.
Taco

I saw one of them coral snake looking king snakes or whatever last night on Glacier Point Apron. Little baby one about 6in long.

HOW ARE YOU GUYS DOING? Cool
ur2slo

Too quiet here.....exercise your mind, Primum non nocere

in case you ever wondered how..........

http://www.joe-ks.com/archives/Ha...inusoidalMotion.htm#ixzz2N6kG7xB8



Words of wise men..........

I may die jumping off a cornice or running the trees, but I'm sure not dying falling off the couch....

Everyone dies, not everyone lives...

"The problem is not to find the answer, it's to face the answer"
- Terence McKenna

T.S. Eliot
Gin and drugs, dear lady, gin and drugs. When asked about inspiration

I'd rather have two girls at 21 each than one girl at 42- W C Fields

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. W C Fields........
 
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Damn - what a ride!

...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who couldn't hear the music

and we quietly leave, contemplating the finer things in life.....
ashleyco

Did you make that?
ur2slo

ashleyco wrote:
Did you make that?


huh?   make what? I usually make a mess............ Cool
Uncle Rico

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