Last Call: Spanish Translation Edition

“El Mirage” – that’s Spanish for “the mirage.”
Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

Tanshanomi is Japanese [単車のみ] for "motorcycle(s) only." Though primarily tasked with creating two-wheel oriented content for Hooniverse, Pete is a lover of all sorts of motorized vehicles.


  1. I’m getting closer to exploring some OHV (off-highway vehicle) areas. I just got my Mendocino National Forest Atlas. I haven’t printed out the Motor Vehicle Use Map because when I went looking for the 26″ wide continuous roll printer at work I couldn’t find it. Helluva thing to go missing, no?
    The Econoline carried 1000 pounds of hardwood flooring 175 miles up the Pacific Coast Highway without overheating, so transport is go.
    The Honda won’t be delivered ’till late December, so the DRZ is still doing commuter duty. Not too hard to convert to dirt use, but inconvenient if I wad it up on a trail somewhere.

      1. Wow, the amount of vegetation lost is difficult to grasp. Are these areas accessible to the public nonetheless? Are buildings, villages etc being rebuilt or will people relocate?

    1. Is there anything a drunken Scandinavian won’t try? I seem to recall a story about Finnish Formula One World Champion Kimi Räikkönen (accent marks courtesy of Wikipedia). Being an expensive piece of property, Ferrari put a clause in his contract forbidding him from participating in any dangerous sports during the off-season. This was only sensible since so many drivers have been injured up to Robert Kubica losing most of his arm when his rally car crashed, and Michael Schumacher having a tragic skiing accident from which he has never recovered.
      However, this did not sit well with Kimi, who although pretty quiet, likes to party like a Viking. There was quite a scandal and a fierce argument with his team management around Kimi’s denial that he was the guy in a full-body bear costume, waterskiing while holding a beer in one hand.

      1. Wasn’t there a driver officially injured playing tennis, and a comment from someone “I didn’t know tennis was played on quad bikes”?

        1. It was Juan Pablo Montoya, but I can’t find if he ever publicly accepted it was not tennis, it seems he still maintains it was

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