By naterisch
04/01/2017
Last week, I had removed Louie’s rusty resonator and muffler and was about to hang my pretty new Ansa “standard” exhaust when I realized that with the resonator out, I really should drop the driveshaft and giubo and replace the leaking transmission selector-shaft seal.
By naterisch
03/27/2017
When you are driving through a corner on a race track, there is a tremendous amount of interaction between you, the car, the tires, and the surface of the track—and therefore also a lot of information to absorb within a short period of time, because you are covering a lot of ground very quickly.
By naterisch
03/27/2017
Once I’d road-tripped Louie, the 1972 2002tii I bought last month in Louisville, fixed, and drove home, I immediately set about doing some of the repairs I’d punted on in order to get him on the road quickly. 
By naterisch
03/18/2017
Misery: That’s the secret to winning 24-hour races—at least on a mountain bike. Technical skill, fitness, and equipment do matter, but at the end of the day, being able to keep pushing when everyone else cracks is what wins the race.
By naterisch
03/18/2017
Having spent a week in an unfamiliar garage in an unfamiliar city resurrecting Louie, the decade-dead 1972 2002tii that I’d bought sight-unseen, plus three whirlwind days successfully piloting him home, I settled back in at my house in Newton, Massachusetts.

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