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TRaffic Jammer 05-30-07 07:04 PM

Amazing Wooden Scooter Mountain Race.
 
My wife got an email from her uncle with a couple incredible shots from the Philippines.
These are of an indigenous tribe from the mountain regions where incredible rice terraces can be found.
These terraces are from about 2000 years ago. They make these wooden scooters for a festival and race them down the mountain roads. Incredible.

Do these things look like a blast or what?
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5747/bikegangpm3.jpg
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7056/hillbombru9.jpg

For more check out his Flickr set....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/harley5...7594406496660/

CycleMagic 05-30-07 07:09 PM

cool! I love the grins on their faces; that is priceless. Looks like they have foot brakes....interesting!

maximan1 05-30-07 08:59 PM

Very cool

Allen 05-30-07 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by CycleMagic
cool! I love the grins on their faces; that is priceless. Looks like they have foot brakes....interesting!

Fred Flintstone stops hurt.


Those are some great images.

mmerner 05-30-07 10:04 PM

looks like fun, wish I could do that and have a casino.

Tappets 05-31-07 10:58 AM

what? no helmets?

shaaaaammmmmeeee!


shhhhaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmeeeee!!

damn, sign me up! looks like fun!

Pheard 05-31-07 11:08 AM

If we get to be half naked in those red togas I'm soooo in.

Siu Blue Wind 05-31-07 11:35 AM

Jon that reminds me. We gotta do the Big Wheel race down Lomabard.

Pheard 05-31-07 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Jon that reminds me. We gotta do the Big Wheel race down Lomabard.

Oh yea when is that? and don't forget the Pink tight thing, and the Free Hug thing. :p

ModoVincere 05-31-07 11:51 AM

I would love to do that. I wonder if you can brake hard enough to do a j-slide at the end?

Siu Blue Wind 05-31-07 11:53 AM

Oh let's do the free hug thing the same time we do the pink tight thing. Do you wanna do it on mtbs or wait for the roadies? If we do it with the mtbs we can do it this week. If not, the roadie hopefully will be at the end of the month.

Oh and I found out what is holding up the saddle. I accidently ordered the saddle with the ti rails and used the order number of the one with the NiCro rails. I think I confused everybody.

No wonder they can't find the saddle. :rolleyes:

powerglide 05-31-07 11:59 AM

flip it
:p

Pheard 05-31-07 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Oh let's do the free hug thing the same time we do the pink tight thing. Do you wanna do it on mtbs or wait for the roadies? If we do it with the mtbs we can do it this week. If not, the roadie hopefully will be at the end of the month.

Oh and I found out what is holding up the saddle. I accidently ordered the saddle with the ti rails and used the order number of the one with the NiCro rails. I think I confused everybody.

No wonder they can't find the saddle. :rolleyes:

You want to do the free hug thing while I'm half naked in pink tights in the castro district? :eek: We should do them separate. I don't know we could do the pink tight thing next week. Let's just get together and do something, we'll decide over the weekend. :) We're doing a ride tomorow with 3500+ elevation of climbing, so I need a few days for my legs to repair. ;)

It's not like you really need a seat, you can just hover. But I'm glad it's sorted out, kind of.

Siu Blue Wind 05-31-07 12:07 PM

Who are you riding with? And I wasn't wanted??? :(

What bike are you taking?

Pheard 05-31-07 12:11 PM

Riding with my two friends(me and the one dude are trying to lose our guts :lol: ), and we'll probably get another person or two. Bringing the Kona.

You want to come? Don't you have work tomorrow?

mlts22 05-31-07 01:00 PM

Looking at the seat, I'd be afraid of splinters big time.

M_S 05-31-07 02:08 PM

What are the shock absorption qualities of solid wood?

DocRay 05-31-07 02:10 PM

I'm sure some Jesuits are over there right now telling them how immoral this all is.

Crono 05-31-07 06:24 PM

Dang, that looks so rad!

The festival already happened, huh? :(

I'd be so down...

whee!
http://a69.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/...c788517cb4.jpg

jyossarian 05-31-07 06:51 PM

LOL Filipino scraper bikes.

Crono 05-31-07 07:00 PM

You talking smack about my pic above or in the first post, because I built that Jamis with all of my heart

;)

powerglide 06-01-07 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M_S
What are the shock absorption qualities of solid wood?

I'd say wood by iteself is pretty good at absorbing vib...it is the original composite materil ;)

TRaffic Jammer 06-01-07 11:12 AM

I love that the heads of the rides are held on with tied rubber, except for a couple cats on the darker wood models. Master wood workers?...note the god head on the guy closest us in the group shot.


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