“The Bride” has an engine

Well, my CVT bike is coming together more quickly than my other projects. I had to cut the frame and weld in custom-bent down tubes, and I have finished the engine mounts.

Review: Michelin X-Ice Xi3 winter tires

Michelin X-Ice Xi3

There were doubters and skeptics. People laughed and shook their heads. Friends and family questioned my sanity. And yet, my mind could not be changed: I was going to daily-drive my 2013 Mazda Miata Club through the entirety of a Connecticut winter. Rationale? It’s a car, and it will be fun. Easy enough to convince […]

2013 Miata Club: Mid-winter musings

2013 Mazda Miata Club PRHT 6MT

Few on-road antics are as satisfying as passing endless struggling crossovers and SUVs in the snow in your dimunitive rear-wheel-drive Mazda Miata. This winter has been mostly snow-free here in Connecticut. A recent 4” snowfall marked the most we’ve gotten thus far. But even in the cases of street-coating dustings, the Miata shines. It’s true: […]

2013 Miata Club PRHT Update: Winter is coming

2013 Mazda Miata Club PRHT

Winter is coming. Sadly not for us GoT fans— or maybe not so sadly, given the quality of the final season– but certainly for those of us living in New England. The threat of first snowfall perpetually looms and the daily Weather Channel check-in is cause for constant, second-guessing thoughts: it’s about to get cold, […]

2013 Mazda Miata Club update: Daily driving a small, lightweight roadster

2013 Mazda Miata Club PRHT

There are generally two opposing opinions on daily driving a small, lightweight sports car: those who cannot begin to fathom why somebody would do so, and those who wouldn’t have it any other way. The skeptics stand opposite the die-hards. Look one way and get one set of insight; turn the other and get exactly […]

Project Update: 5th gen 4Runner TRD Off Road

Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road

Recently we established that this is no longer Hooniverse but rather 4Runnerverse. Now it’s time to check in on one of my very own Toyota 4x4s. Nine months ago I picked up a 5th gen 4Runner to serve as an all-purpose vehicle. Needing something that could do everything from daily duty to beach trips and everything […]