Saturday, March 26, 2011

Down On The Street

I happened upon a goddess while driving around the wild streets of Carlsbad this afternoon.
shot with the "finger partially obscuring the lens" app

One of my all-time favorite cars, as well as one of the cars that I will own before I'm dead, this Citroën DS is a "Safari" version. Station wagon to us 'Muricans.
I'm generally a fan of the wagon variant of just about any car, but in this case, I prefer the classic sedan's more-graceful appearance. For reference, see this post from January 2010. However, the sedan doesn't have this cool integrated roof rack:
While far from perfect, with dried-out weather stripping and evidence of a budget respray, it's a true "ten footer" car. Still it's in far better condition than the last two Citroëns I've spotted in Taipei and Oceanside. It'd make a fun addition to my fleet, especially for beach runs with a couple of longboards strapped to the roof. And who doesn't love a car with covered headlamps, complete with a swiveling feature.
The seats offer legendary comfort. I've heard tales of owners reading books while sitting in their garaged DSes as the thrones are the most supportive seats in the house.
If the owner is out there, and willing to part with the DS Safari for a song, your cash awaits...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Moots - The Last Component

The last remaining component that I needed, or rather, wanted, arrived today. A Fi'zi:k Cyrano Carbon seatpost:
27.2 x 330mm for those keeping score

It's since been installed and is up to the task of supporting the saddle. With clean lines and minimal graphics, it looks quite nice clamping my Fi'zi:k saddle, plus the lower cradle is anodized in a shade not far from titanium. The branded rubber band was removed and set aside to get lost. Now I just need to give the bike a thorough cleaning and shoot some pix of it in it's dull grey glory.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Down On The Street - Taipei Edition

As a dyed-in-the-wool car geek, I love checking out some of the local rides. Run-of-the-mill cars that blend into the surroundings by locals can be fascinating to me, like this Citroën C15 spotted in Taipei.
Similar in size and function to the VW Caddy (known to Americans as the Rabbit Pickup), this Gallic soldier now seemingly serves as a storage shed for a local shop. Looks as if it hasn't moved in quite some time.
Still, I'd take it off their hands if there was even the most remote chance that I could register it in California.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Taipei Massage Parlor Menu

Decisions, decisions...

I may be too lean for a "models the bady on push the fat", and that "scroping" sounds a little aggressive. "Cupping cirulation" it is...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Down On The Street

Technically Down Off The Street, parked along the coast in Cardiff was this great old Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser surf wagon.
A great old beast to take out to watch the sun set.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Carlsbad State Beach via Hipstamatic

Mid-70s and mostly-sunny, reason enough to hit the local beach this afternoon.
water temp = 57°
booty (mid-dig)