2010 Custom Carbon JBC, 1990 Ricardo Pinnacle, 1988 Ricardo Elite, 1983 Ricardo Varsity, 1990 Peugeot Hurricane, 1977 Dawes Galaxy GT, 2007 Pinarello F3-13, Custom aussie made 1980 Columbus SL racer, 1975 Calton Rapide, 1995 Olympia Fusari, 1993 Basso Viper.
"I never lost a race because my bike was too heavy".......George Mount
That last bit of footage looks like it was taken from the British bouncing bomb used in dam busting. Funny stuff. We used to joke about dumping shredded Volkswagens out as chaff. Dumping actual Volkswagens probably would have been far more effective with the higher radar cross section. We need to start this program back up.
Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
Current Linux Usage (by machine): Arch: I openSUSE: III
If you've never ridden in a beetle, that's probably the best use of them.
My favorite bug 'bug' was how the coil wire would fall out. First and last time it happened to me after I got over the panic of being stranded out in the boondocks and looked in the engine compartment it took maybe a minute to figure out.
A couple of years later my younger brother had his bug towed home. When I popped the engine hatch made a quick movement, told him to crank it and it did he was amazed, relieved and angry (at having paid the expense of towing) all at once.
My college roommate's bug died on us during a holiday trip back home from Santa Barbara to Saratoga. We left it on the side of the road and came back a week later with a new rebuilt engine. Swapped it out on the side of the road in about 4-hrs and off we go!
Did you ever wonder why so many of us were doing all those engine swaps and rebuilds ?
My favorite VW bug memory (and they are numerous,) is the one I drove back for
my shipmate Bruce Bellman from Charleston, SC to D.C. when I got discharged from the Navy.
He looked at me and said, "Once you get going, it gets confused sometimes if you turn it off.
So you probably shouldn't do that." It had one of those little reserve fuel valve tube thingies
that you turned down to access the bottom of the tank when it started to miss a little at speed.
Between that and the 6 volt electrical system, it was the ideal transportation mode.