Archive for the ‘Off Topic’ Category

Steam Locomotive Manufacturing

Monday, November 11th, 2013

This is a pretty good video from 1935 detailing the manufacturing process of a steam locomotive (No 6207)  from start to finish.

The Rice Peak Trail

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The Rice Peak trail is relatively easy with no major obstacles along it as it is a forest service road. However, the difficulty comes in the fact that the last part of the trail is extremely steep with only a small turn around at the top. A stock 4×4 can make it with a little […]

Charleau Gap 1/8/2011

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Here are some images of a 4×4 trip me and some friends did in January 2011. We ran the Charleau Gap Trail.

Magmatic Copper Mine

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Visited this site in June of 2012. The mine is located just outside of Superior, Arizona and is one of many abandoned copper mines in the area. Its a very easy trek in as there is a dirt road passable by car about 1/2 mile away. There is a road off the main road leading […]


Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The Chivo Falls Trail

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Chivo falls is a moderate trail system with obstacles and routes ranging from easy/moderate to moderate/challenging. There are fun spots for both experienced and inexperienced drivers. The trail is located off of Reddington Rd which begins at the east end of Tanque Verde Rd.The falls are a very rewarding site and a nice place to […]

The Chimney Rock Trail

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Description: The trail to chimney rock is easy and can be traversed by 2wd vehicles. The rocks themselves are much more challenging than the trail in and has many obstacles that require 4wd. There are spots for everyone to enjoy there and most of the area can be accessed by easier routes. If you want […]

The Charouleau Gap Trail

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Description: A moderately rough 4WD road that climbs about 1500 vertical feet to “The Gap”, a pass in San Maniego Ridge in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The road was recently “leveled” by the forest service to allow for better access to maintenance equipment. Many of the challenging obstacles have been jackhammered out. The trail continues […]

Aircraft I.Q.’s

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

These are cartoons/information sheets that were used to announce new procedures at aircraft factories and repair shops. They were printed during the 1950’s. Also Here is an old ad I found among the IQ’s.

CUCV Carnage Report

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Continually updated list of what I have broken on my CUCV while off-roading.

Charleau Gap 6/19/2010

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Night run to Charleau Gap.

Charleau Gap 2/11/2010

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Run to look at the work the USFS did leveling the road and jackhammering ¬†kiss rock as part of “road maintenance” Pictures:

Martinez Canyon/Box Canyon 6-12-2010

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Chimney Rock 12/20/2009

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Tucson Off Road run to chimney rock.

WE Rock 5/1/2010

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Here are some images and video from the May 1st, 2010 World Extreme Rock Crawling Competition held at the Pima Motorsports complex’s course.

Upper and Lower Woodpecker 4/17/2010

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Burnt Rubble Recovery Run 11/1/09

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

TOR and Rocking AZ teamed together to recover a burnt grand cherokee on the alamo springs trail. The vehicle had been there a number of years and was not being removed by the Forest Service due to the remoteness of the area. After a few hours of work the enitre wreck was recovered and much […]

Finger Rock Trail — #42

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Here are some pictures from a hike we took to finger rock in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Finger rock is a local landmark that can be seen from towering above from most of Tucson. The trail is a difficult hike that gets extremely steep towards the end, but the views are great. We hiked the […]

Fixer-Upper Run 11/15/09

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Here are pictures from our run to Chimney Rock to go fix a friends f350 that bent it’s drag link on one of the obstacles there and couldn’t make a right turn. We ended up packing a welder, generator, cutoff wheels, grinder, hand tools, and pipe (for sleeving the bent drag link so it could […]

Chimney Rock 9/6/09

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

The trail to chimney rock is easy and can be traversed by 2wd vehicles. The rocks themselves are much more challenging than the trail in and has many obstacles that require 4wd.

Centralia, Pa

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Few know the story of bustling coal mining town turned ghost town. This town didn’t dry up from a lack of coal, but an abundance. Prior to 1962 Centralia was a bustling coal mining town with over 1000 residents. However in 1962 the town’s volunteer fire department set the town landfill on fire as they […]

Chivo Falls Run 4/18/09

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Chivo falls is a moderate trail system with obstacles and routes ranging from easy/moderate to moderate/challenging.

Artillary range part 2

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

With Miles guidance (Article),I went to the range and found some more stuff. I have 2 20mm rounds, 3 .50 cal casings, a hundred plus .50 cal bullets and at least that many links. The icing on the cake is a 80mm mortar point detonating nose cone. I will go back as I have found […]

We Rock Hits Tucson

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Here are some pictures I took at the WE Rock competitions in Tucson, Az. About 2 Sec Later:

Military Oscilloscope

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Here are some pictures of an old military oscilloscope I found at an electronics store. I believe it is off a ship as it has the characteristic “musty destroyer” smell to it. I have plugged it in and it seems to be functioning well for the most part. All of the ID tags are removed […]

Sahuarita Bombing & Gunnery Range

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

While out shooting my friend led me to an abandoned Word War Two artillery range. While out there we spend a few hours scouring the ground for pieces left from the range. Together my friend and I found about 130 .50 Caliber tracer and AP (Armor Piercing) rounds. We also found numerous .30 Caliber rounds, […]

Tractor Pulls

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Willcox, AZ tractor pulls.

R/C Truck

Friday, July 4th, 2008

A video of my Savage 25 remote controlled car.

iPod Linux Installer

Friday, June 27th, 2008

The iPod Linux installer for windows.

Edgertown Panorama

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

A stunning panoramic picture of edgertown harbor.

Camping Photos

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Here are some photos from a backpacking trip along the Appalachian trail I went on last year.

Backing Up An iPhone

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

How to backup a hacked iPhone.

Examples of Geometric Shapes found in Nature

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Here is a nice little animation that demonstrates geometric shapes found around a school. I made it for a school project with a friend. It will take a while to load the first time but after that it will load fast. It is worth it to load. If you want to download it right click […]

Desert Sunset

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Time lapse video of a sunset.

Hotrod Computer Backgrounds

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Here are some background images I made from some pictures I found of cars at speed week in Bonneville.

Antique Oil Can Collection

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Here are some pictures of a friend’s oil can collection. As the collection grows I will add them here. Complete Collection as of May 2008: Individual Photos:

Packard Straight Eight Motor

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I recently picked up this motor from a guy who wanted to get rid of it. Not sure what I am going to do with it yet. Maybe sell it or put it in something. Anyway here are some pics of it. I believe it is an early 50’s engine and is either a 288 […]

Old Light Bulbs

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

I just purchased an older light bulb because I thought the filament in it was very unique. When I purchased it I had no idea what it was but for the $1.00 I paid for it I thought it was worth it. I tired it in my lamp but it did not work. Then I […]