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Easter bike trip planning

Planning for our Easter bike trip across Jylland continues. We bought some saddle bags last week which arrived Friday and Saturday, and today a box arrived with tubes, co2 canisters and an inflator. The router is mostly locked down and we have found a shelter to camp in for the first night. We just need to find shelters for the remaining two nights of the trip, and from that find out our route. Thankfully there are a lot of shelters in Jylland so that shouldn’t be an issue.

I think this will end up looking pretty good.

I think this will end up looking pretty good. #knudskiosk #rideordie #mereild

SixBeat celebrating the radio station P6 Beat that will close at the end of the year.

SixBeat celebrating the radio station P6 Beat that will close at the end of the year.

Photo taken at: Sway

Kisi doing his post-sleep pre-asking-for-food stretches.

Kisi doing his post-sleep pre-asking-for-food stretches.

Kisi taking his morning nap.

Kisi taking his morning nap.

Aprikosfeber DDH New England IPA by Brewski. Pretty good.

Aprikosfeber DDH New England IPA by Brewski. Pretty good.

Shoes

Got my first pair of cycling shoes today on what feels like the real first day of spring here. Looking forward to learn how to not fall like an idiot while stopping on a red light.

Pair of Shimano cycling shoes lying in a balcony table. Cleats being affixed to them with a screwdriver. Glass of beer to the side. Stong sun on a spring day.

Signed up for micro.blog again and set up some Indieweb plugins in my WordPress site. Now to see if this post will go from Icro to my site to Mb.

The Beast of Turin

During lunch today at work the talk went from Lego to cars built from Lego to cars and then car engines and big big 9.7L engines in trucks and so on. Then for some reason it hopped to modified tractors, which reminded me about this video I saw years ago where some guy in Sweden had modified his old tractor with a huge engine and went about terrorising the countryside with it.

This tractor has been modified by Rickard Nilsson. He took a b21et engine from Volvo 240 turbo, put it in his old tractor and named it Volvo Terror. It’s amazing and I love it.

But back to cars with big engines. I remembered seeing a trailer for a documentary about a car nicknamed the Beast of Turin, which has a ver big engine. 28.3 L to be exact.

That car was built by FIAT and called S76. It was built specifically to break the land-speed record and it almost did, only failing on technicalities, because the French had changed the rules and the Italians where having none of that. Unofficially though, it was the fastest car of the time, reaching 217 km/h.

FIAT S76 timelapse showing fire coming out of engine
Stefan Marjoram – http://stefanmarjoram.com/fiat-s76

But it is a beautiful car with a bonkers engine, the biggest of its kind, 28.3 liters, that literally spits fire and since it has only 4 pistons they area huge.

Engine and Pistons from the FIAT S76
Stefan Marjoram – http://stefanmarjoram.com/fiat-s76

The trailer for the documentary by Stefan Marjoram is from 2014, shows how Duncan Pittaway rebuilt the car. It also shows how angry the engine sounds. The rebuilt car uses parts from the only two S76 that were built.

The original two cars ended up lost and broken up for parts. Duncan ended up with one of them and later on found the engine from the other. After rebuilding it he then took it to the Goodwood Festival of Speed where they and other vintage car enthusiast drove it 150 miles from Brighton to Goodwood.

I really would have liked to be there on the highway when this thing came flying past breathing its angry fire at the other cars that were in its way.