By Nicole Hensley Updated 10:09 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Pony rescued from the storm drain experienced a few cuts on rear cheek, but looks to be in great shape as it was grazing. Pony rescued from the storm drain experienced a few cuts on rear cheek, but looks to be in great shape as it was grazing. Photo: Courtesy Paula Medrano Of BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions Houston firefighters rescue a pony stuck in a storm drain Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Houston firefighters rescue a pony stuck in a storm drain Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Photo: Houston Fire Department Houston firefighters rescue a pony stuck in a storm drain Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Houston firefighters rescue a pony stuck in a storm drain Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Photo: Houston Fire Department Houston … [Read more...] about Trapped pony rescued from storm drain in southwest Houston
Riding my pony
2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS 6.2-liter V8 (455 hp at 6000 rpm, 455 lb-ft at 4400 rpm)Six-speed manual transmission, rear-wheel drive16 city / 25 highway / 19 combined (EPA Rating, MPG)18.7 (observed mileage, MPG)Base Price: $42,995 (USD)As Tested: $51,075Prices include $995 freight charge. There is absolutely nothing subtle about a bright orange, V8-powered Camaro. Press the starter button, and dogs cower for their thunder shirts. Neighbors alternately complain or crane their necks to listen and see more intently. Children swoon. I’m not kidding. A neighbor kid, friend of my daughter, rolled down the school bus window to yell out to me — “Mr. Tonn? I love your new car!” So, at very least Chevrolet has the 11-year-old boy market covered. Is this 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels edition a toy that can only be appreciated by those who would have bought the original dollar diecast in 1968? Or can all generations play? The noise. Oh, god, the noise. I’m … [Read more...] about 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Review – The Pony Car Die Is Cast
I’d like to thank Jalopnik for the opportunity to share my old-school driving memories, which, as I think about them, were quite unique. Plus, I get the opportunity to share memories that perhaps my son, David, may read about for the first time. (Welcome to Jalopnik Father’s Day, where we are celebrating the wonderful dads of the Jalopnik staff. This is a story from Tom Tracy, dad of Jalopnik staff writer, David Tracy.) The first cars I ever drove were the two family ones that my dad, an Army First Sergeant with 12—soon to be 13—kids, used to haul the family. Those two cars were a 1980 cream-colored Ford Pinto Pony, stick shift, which was a step up from driving the family boat, the extended automatic Ford LTD station wagon. The Pinto was a low rider, but comfortable, with little power. But, it was nice and new and not a bad car to cruise around while growing up in tidewater Virginia. I don’t remember much about the LTD other than that seat belts were … [Read more...] about My Driving Experiences While Serving 27 Years In The U.S. Army
#8: Motorcycle shoe shopping (aka tires): Just like carrying the right tools can be a tour saver, so can having the right tires on your motorcycle. Certain types of motorcycle tires last longer and therefore perform better for long-distance riding than others. Having to lose a day or two during a long-distance trip to having new tires installed can ruin a tour. Tire life if chiefly determined by a tire’s rubber compound. Tires with a softer rubber mix, like sportbike tires, provide excellent grip at the expense of longevity. Cruiser tires tend to feature harder rubber compounds that provide excellent tire life at the expense of cornering grip and performance. Sport touring riders used to have to make a choice between tires that would provide enough mileage for touring but lack grip for sportier riding, or have to change tires much more often. Over the last 10 years or so, tire manufacturers have begun producing dual-compound tires. Those tires … [Read more...] about Going the (First) Distance: An Introduction to Long-Distance Motorcycle Riding, Point #8 (Motorcycle Shoe [Tire] Shopping)
True story: when my pal “Creighton” decided to start using his Charger Hellcat for Uber, he called his insurance company and had them upgrade his policy to commercial status. Doing so pretty much wiped out any profit that he was going to make as an Uber driver, but he still made the call because he’s the kind of person who doesn’t like to take unnecessary risks.Getting rideshare-specific insurance isn’t always prohibitive, but during my conversations with various Uber and Lyft drivers I’ve yet to hear of anybody besides Creighton actually ponying-up for real additional coverage. Most of these people are living pretty close to the bone and they don’t really think they have that much to lose in the first place. Plus, there’s the fact that both Uber and Lyft offer some additional coverage as part of their driver agreement.That’s the theory of it, anyway. What happens when two Lyft drivers collide? Yesterday, someone found out.last … [Read more...] about What Happens When Two Lyft Drivers Collide?