Archive for July, 2012
In our latest episode of Free Talk Allison talks to biologist Dr. Alexandra Morton and others about research linking pathogens in farmed salmon to the declining wild salmon stocks along the coast of BC
My friend Dan Findlay is a bit of a car nut. He’s been collecting, restoring and fixing up classic cars since he was a kid. In high-school he acquired his first Ford Model T. He recently pushed things even further when he called me up and told me about his latest acquisition… a 1911 Stanley Steamer.
We took it for a boot down to the beach were we realized our water tank was running low (it burns through about a gallon of water per mile). After filling up with the garden hose at a random strangers garden party, we were off again.
It takes a good 20 minutes to build up enough steam to get moving, easily catches on fire and it isn’t the most fuel efficient vehicle on the road, but it’s a s**t ton of fun to drive around… and it comes with a steam whistle 🙂
In the manual, it tells you
if when the car catches fire, increase the speed until the flames blow out.
We heard that Vancouver is getting a wrap for being a hard place to meet people. In this episode, Allison talks to Jorge Amigo and members of the social group “#bemyamigo” about their experiences meeting people in Vancouver.
Back in February my aunt told me she had on old tandem cruiser sitting in storage getting rusty. Knowing that I like bizarre projects she thought I should come pick it up. So I stripped it down to bare metal, primed, painted, and put it back together. It comes with brand new seats, new handlebars, and a coconut drink coozy.
If you’re interested in picking up a vintage tandem cruiser in fully restored condition, shoot me an email.
My good friend Carly put on an awesome show at Playland yesterday. I think I might be suffering some minor hearing loss from all her screaming fans shouting her name 🙂