Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.


August 4, 2009

Ride Log: Home Safe

August 4, 2009 — Tonight a Jeep Cherokee pulled an oblivious left turn right in front of me. Thankfully I was still far enough away that he only managed to pull out in front of me. Had I been a few yards further along, he might have hit me instead. It was still close though. – Read More –

July 20, 2009

I want a collection

The contest for collecting cars and motorcycles is over. Jay Leno wins. Which yeah, if I had a bajillion dollars I’d have a two-warehouse collection of cars and bikes too. Jay does it classy though. His shop is a museum-quality display of so many rare and fantastic cars and motorcycles.

March 6, 2009

Selling an old friend

If anybody’s interested, my 1994 Acura Integra RS Sedan is up for sale. [UPDATE] Four hours after posting on CL, the car sold. Wow!

February 19, 2009

How I’m dealing with getting downsized

For those who didn’t know, I lost my job this week. Prospects are good, but it’s always a shock to the system. This video pretty much sums it up. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim show Robot Chicken is hit and miss. But when it hits, it hits.

January 16, 2009

“Wish I had that kind of free time.”

Whenever I see something that obviously took a lot of time to put together, but doesn’t fall into the normal realm of what would be considered anybody’s normal day job, I always think this to myself. I just saw this YouTube video, and was about to reply this tired phrase to the person who sent – Read More –

January 14, 2009

Now is the discontent of my winter

I’m told the middle weeks of January are historically the coldest part of the Minnesota winter. Right now the weather is definitely living up to that reputation. Although truthfully, I don’t really care about temperature. Cold is cold. Once you get below 20º F, it’s all a wash for me. Truthfully, I don’t really mind the cold – Read More –

September 15, 2008

The motorcycle canundrum

I’m a scooterist at heart. I love the sheer economy, the rich and quirky history, the goofy subculture, and how easy it is to just chuck a scooter around town. I pull for the Mods when I watch Quadrophenia. My first scooter was a Vespa P200E, and one of the first things I did was – Read More –

August 21, 2008

Rattle My Bones 2008: Gymkhana

Day Three — No really, it’s a scooter obstacle course. After the thrill of blocking had run its sharp half-life through my system, I found myself once more at BlueCat Motors. The ride went great. No major incidents, nobody that we know of got lost or separated. Nobody wrecked. Pretty much everybody had a great time. – Read More –

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