It's been more vehicularly intensive over the last few weeks than usual. For starters, we got a new
FX truck for Asgard Entertainment--and
you can see how huge it is compared to Clifford, the red stunt van we've been using for the last two years or
Asgard Entertainment's Stunt Trucks
Before getting the new truck, Clifford looked pretty darned big. Now it looks like you could
park Clifford in the back of the new truck and still have plenty of room for the generators and the highfall bag.
Having the new truck should free up some space in my garage, too; Mark is building an assortment
of compartments to go in the truck to hold the stunt and FX gear and the lighting
equipment. I wouldn't put it *all* in there, considering how often I end up having shoots
over here, but most of those are pretty small and use only a small fraction of the equipment
I have on hand.
Then at the end of last week, my old Jeep developed some possibly expensive problems, so I
decided to retire it and get a new one.
The trouble is that I was used to mistreating the old Jeep terribly--it was grubby and messed up
enough from hauling rocks and trees and stuff and now suddenly I have this strange urge to keep
the new Jeep from ending up that way, at least for a while.
I've been doing between two and five hours of biking on days when I haven't been
on a movie set (you can see my amazing farmer tan on the pictures at the top and bottom of
this page--despite my consistent and thorough use of sunblock). However, my consistent and thorough
use of sunblock has resulted in a pair of well-smeared areas on either side of the driver's seat in the old Jeep,
and I'm thinking that, just maybe, I don't want to do that to the new one.
Yeah, I know: a smear-free Jeep is a radical idea, but I'm thinking of giving it a try.
So I figured I needed a new cycling wardrobe. Instead of slathering my arms with sunblock every
day, I could just wear something lightweight with long sleeves that wouldn't get too hot,
but that would keep me from burning from five hours in the sun, day after day.
After going to various places in search of such items, I found these Athletic Works "L/S Performance Top"
shirts at Wal-Mart for $11.88. They're very lightweight and presumably won't get too hot on the trails, but
I won't know that for sure until later this afternoon. I wasn't thrilled with this color, but that's all they had
I'll survive. I'm hoping this latest batch of cars and trucks do too; I think I've bought enough of them
for a while.