👍🏽👐👏🏾 totally with you, my boys come first above everything, used to then be gym but that has gradually given way to spend more time with my mischevious, cheeky funny two lads. Its cliche but so true that tjey grow up so fast, weve had some long days and nights but the years fly by!!!
👍🏽👐👏🏾 totally with you, my boys come first above everything, used to then be gym but that has gradually given way to soens more time with my mischevious, cheeky funny two lads. Its cliche but so true that tjey grow up so fast, weve had some long days and nights but the years fly by!!!
I have always loved my cars had some nice ones mainly Italian performance hatches/ saloons so got good with tools and learned never trust a dealer. Currently have a Suzuki Swift Sport - it's a hoot to drive small a little underpowered but can rag it everywhere and it loves it bought mainly as needed 5 door car as help care for my dad and have done for a number of years.
I'm still in martial arts JKD and Kali and told by others fairly proficient, got to 2nd degree black belt in tae kwon do too, go to gym as need to for back injury and if don't start seizing up so good motivator. That's about it apart from bikes love music but really eclectic tastes from EDM to classics and everywhere in between.
I'm a gearhead at heart. When I was 18 I bought a '78 Scout II as my first project vehicle / daily driver. It was a great truck to learn how to wrench on, because there was tons of room to work and everything was pretty simple to repair or replace. I swapped the stock 304 with a 345, put in a new old stock camshaft, and cleaned up a spread-bore 4 barrel intake from a 392 school bus I found in a junkyard. Fuel was handled with a Rochester Q-Jet. I cleaned and painted almost everything in the engine bay, replacing parts one at a time as I could find them. My future wife and I did a road trip from Colorado to Portland, OR and back for a summer job, and it was a slow but fun highway traveler. Thankfully gas was less than a $1/gal back then.
I was into Jeeps and Scouts and rock crawling for several years, but then I bought a 2001 Sentra SE with a SR20DE engine as a more practical daily. Turns out, that engine had some performance chops and there was a huge after-market for it. I got into modding that car a bit, started autocrossing, and eventually sold it to buy a 350Z, which I tracked with the SCCA and NASA for about 9 years. With my growing family I eventually traded it in for a more practical Golf R, which I played with a for a spell, but I never really liked it that much. So, I sold it and went back to RWD a few years ago with an FR-S. I loved the lightweight chassis and excellent handling, but the engine sounds like a tractor and isn't that exciting. It was an absolute joy to flog around an autocross course or a racetrack (not so much the dragstrip...), and with a large aftermarket, plenty of mods to keep me busy when I wasn't whipping it around some turns.
About three years ago my wife bought me my first motorcycle as a Christmas gift. I had always been interested in bikes. Motorcycles seemed like the ultimate expression of everything I loved about lightweight cars. I sold the FR-S about a year ago and have just the motorcycle now, which was recently upgraded to a CBR650R. So naturally, I'm looking forward to wrenching on it whenever I'm not too busy with family life, home repairs, landscape work, and bow hunting in the fall.
Oh yeah, multiple women in my life as well.
I mean, every day is a joy with my lovely girlfriend, but especially these 8 and 2 year old monsters running around my house who just love to terrorize their 6 year old brother are intense. It's a blast 👍