>Seen

25 May

>At the Broad Ripple Art Fair On the Hidden Frontier.
How’d you like to have to peel one of these off the hull? Vacuum Mites!“Mites.” Yeah. Three feet long. Not common but usually found in (where else?) Linden/Lyndon’s planetary system. Supposedly an inert, “preserved” specimen. I don’t trust it.

Back on Earth, the propbike!Does it work? Is it dangerous? Two questions with but one answer: “Gee, I sure hope so!”

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16 Responses to “>Seen”

  1. Ritchie 25 May 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    >Space geodes from Hell. Propbike? An interesting exercise in applied inadvertent hazard. Earlier in my youth I contemplated something similar using model airplane engines. Note to builder, if you've gone this far, a blade guard isn't very difficult.

  2. Jim 25 May 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    >The trike is a flowering of the universal truth that if you can bolt a Briggs and Stratton to something, you should.

  3. Bubblehead Les. 25 May 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    >Next up, the Prop Go-Kart! Actually, the only thing I see as Dangerous is the Flashing Yellow Backrest. Sure hate to slam on the brakes with that thing against my Spine.

  4. Rabbit 26 May 2011 at 2:33 am #

    >Wow. I've got a Sun trike (the de-contented model, obviously), and after seeing that photo I'm going to have to figure out a way to mount a ramjet to it. A blade guard would be a logical requirement for the propbike, but since when has hard logic come into play with rotor accidents? A sheriff in a neighboring county walked into the tail rotor of his own helicopter. You'd think word would get around…

  5. Roberta X in basement 26 May 2011 at 5:18 am #

    >I'm having to do this in comments 'cos I haven't memorized the new password for "Adventures…" In the basement right now, with some truly nasty weather bearing down on Indy. We had close passes to Northwest and Southeast but this one is lined right up. Sirens went off five minutes ago.

  6. RX, ib 26 May 2011 at 5:20 am #

    >Looks real light out the (glass brick) window. It was dark.

  7. RX, ib 26 May 2011 at 5:26 am #

    >Looks like it may — maybe! — be veering off to the East. There's another huge red line at the IL border, though: radar. Arrgh.

  8. Larry 26 May 2011 at 5:35 am #

    >Keep your head down, hope you make it out unscathed.

  9. Larry 26 May 2011 at 5:36 am #

    >BTW, RE: the bike; what could possibly go wrong?

  10. Loose Gravel 26 May 2011 at 7:56 am #

    >What Jim said. Everything goes better with Briggs and Stratton!

  11. John A 26 May 2011 at 7:59 am #

    >Hoo. So, as Rocky said to Bullwinkle, that trick NEVER Works. Cut and paste?

  12. Anonymous 26 May 2011 at 9:57 am #

    >I've no doubt you already saw this:Airplane prop bikeIn the words of the immortal Iowahawk, "What could possibly go wrong?"Extra points for riding it on what looks like a residential street where little kids might be playing.Mike James

  13. Robin 26 May 2011 at 10:17 am #

    >Doesn't the bike need a cable cutter off of a Huey?

  14. Drang 26 May 2011 at 10:35 am #

    >Vacuum mites. I hate them things. Can never get enough leverage to pry 'em off without some really uncomfortable contortions…

  15. Standard Mischief 27 May 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    >I’ve gotta wonder if that bike uses some sort of loophole to get around the unlicensed 50cc limit.It looks to be at least a 5hp briggs, so ~200 cc, 4 stroke. But hey, it’s not a moped, it’s an unpowered bike with a gas-powered fan mounted on the back.This sure would be a lot easier than machining a cylinder sleeve to lower the displacement.

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