Sunday, January 31, 2021

Said to be Trump's office at Mar-a-lago


California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials said in a statement Friday a debris flow from the hillside above the roadway "overwhelmed drainage infrastructure, flowed across the highway, and eroded the road resulting in the complete loss of a segment of Highway 1" at Rat Creek, about 15 miles south of Big Sur, a mountainous stretch of the state's central coast.


Caltrans crews discovered the debris flow on Thursday, and issued an emergency contract to Papich Construction in San Luis Obispo County to assist with the repair. At daybreak Friday, Caltrans crews and emergency contractors arrived at the scene and found "both lanes of the highway had washed out."
The damage assessment team will continue to work through the weekend, Caltrans' statement said. It's unclear how long the repair could take and the road will remain closed in the meantime.
Officer Yerace said upon discovery of the washed out road he stayed at the scene to keep motorists safe until he was relieved. He later returned. 
"Some time overnight, prior to 6:30 this morning, we responded back to the scene with the assistance of Caltrans access and realized that the roadway is now gone," he said. 
The area where the road collapsed is about a mile south of the burn scar left behind by the Dolan Fire, one of the wildfires that ravaged the state last summer, Caltrans said.

Might be a good rainy day read


RCAF H-5 Dragonfly




Ringbrothers’ 1,100 hp AMC Javelin AMX Defiant








Valentine's Day is coming up. Be ready.


The swimmer must be an attorney, as they're observing the expected mutual respect demanded by the profession.


The night watchdog on duty at a Macy's department store in New York City, 1954.

 Me and a buddy sweet talked our way past a couple of Dobermans once who were supposed to be guarding a wood lot.


Saturday, January 30, 2021

Classic Design


Rita Hayworth, 1947


Burt Munro starting a run on the flats in the later version of his Indian - the 3 fin tail was added on in the latter version.


Read this

 Great article on the Game Stop/Robinhood risk to the system, and why everyone in the know is super nervous.

Weld County Colorado Seeking To Secede From Colorado And Join Wyoming…

If this works, look for as huge realignment in states.  Idaho will quickly become the new "biggest" state in area as most of California, Oregon and Washington state seeks to join up with it. 

“Denver and Boulder have declared war not only on Weld County, but common sense itself with regulations designed to kill energy jobs,” according to one November post on the secession group's Facebook page. “Putting radical animal rights activists in positions of power over the ranching industry, two of Weld’s key economic drivers. They are also at war with small businesses. People who hold traditional values are vilified as racist homophobic (misogynist) bigots.”

All true.  However, this could also be the small beginnings for a larger movement, one to split the country itself into two or more nations, depending on ideology.  If that movement takes off, things could get spicy indeed.

Florence “Flores” LaDue (1883 - 1951), undefeated World Champion Lady Fancy Roper


Kurt Markus, 00 Ranch. Seligman, AZ (c. 1986)


Twist that frame


Just walking down the street, minding my own business....


Silver on the Snow


Tools are good things


Gimme three of those