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Have you gotten your Waffle Bike yet? (Cross post from Utility Cycling)

Old 08-29-08, 02:19 PM
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Have you gotten your Waffle Bike yet? (Cross post from Utility Cycling)

Screw the Xtracycle, I'm getting one of these: https://austinbikeblog.org/?p=508
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Old 08-29-08, 02:38 PM
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chickens - check
machete - check
shotgun - check
a copy of Beyond Good and Evil (opened to page 86) - check

Well daggum, you got everything you need for making waffles! Good stuff.
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Old 08-29-08, 02:43 PM
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This makes me miss the helados selling bicycle guy that rode through my old neighborhood every saturday.

He had a big plastic cooler full of ice cream somehow attached to the wheels from a little red wagon. This contraption was somehow connected to his rear triangle with rebar and chain. He rang his bell and yelled 'HELADOS' while he rode through the neighbourhoods.
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I have to say that i wish i had that much time on my hands.
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Are these available only at the Waffle House?
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Lingenberries?!?!? yick!
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I am in shear awe of how well equipped that bicycle was for just about everything you would not possibly need on a daily basis. The shotgun and machete part was hilarious, I did not expect that. Definitely not something I would do, but it is interesting.
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I feel sorry for the poor chickens that have to put up with the noisy generator. That's gotta be animal cruelty. For the same cost in weight the guy probably could come up with a solar panel/battery array. A lot quieter, wouldn't need gas, and would be more sustainable.

Good idea, poor implementation, can think of a number of ways to expand on the idea or just do it better. Mainly I think it wasn't a serious attempt at a business model as much as an attempt to be annoying. Did you see his riding style?
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I dont' think he's doing it as a business model or to be annoying. It's an exercise in engineering with a bit of performance art thrown in.


Hmmmm....

performance art...

That's usually enough to be pretty annoying. Maybe you're right.
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I can't believe I just spent 8 minutes and 2 seconds of my life watching that, but it sure was, um...interesting. One thing I have to say - at least that guy is not a weight weenie.
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that was awesome

the PA system was my favorite.... did anyone else think of borat the whole time?
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I'm not sure, but his chicken cage may be the basket that comes on the Low Gravity bike. In a couple of shots, it looks unpainted, so I'm not sure.
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Very Nice!

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that was awesome

the PA system was my favorite.... did anyone else think of borat the whole time?

Guilty!

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