Undertoad Monday Oct 1 10:37 AM
dave Monday Oct 1 11:17 AM
i wouldn't guess that it's particularly safe though. crikey. i'd never ride a motorcycle on the road for the same reason. it's cool, but if you get hit in that thing...
Chronos Monday Oct 1 12:13 PM
Yeah, but how do you make a u-turn?!
Undertoad Monday Oct 1 12:16 PM
Chronos... are you Jerry?? If not, sorry, but we had an old Cellarite named Chronos...
chrisinhouston Monday Oct 1 03:22 PM
Reminds me of the guy who attached his lawnchair to a weather balloon and took off for the stratosphere. I don't think he thought about the details of what he was doing either. As I recall he only took a BB gun and a six pack of beer.
Chronos Monday Oct 1 03:39 PM
Nope, not jerry.
CharlieG Monday Oct 1 03:42 PM
Yeah, hitting something in that thing would hurt. Also think about accelerating. You would tend to climb the front of the wheel - You could do a loop (the monocycle equivilent of a Wheelie?)
How about locking the brakes? Depending on how much traction you have, you could keep rolling, only YOU start turning too! That would be the ultimate endo
tsumrow Monday Oct 1 07:09 PM
That was just version 1.0!
Evidently this guy Kerry has a passion for making things go fast. Not only did he take the record for the fastest bar stool at the Budweiser sponsored race on the salt flats but he has also improved upon the monocycle idea. After all BIGGER is better! You can find out more about him at http://www.americanroadshop.com/Bull...etin_board.htm
Griff Tuesday Oct 2 08:10 AM
dave Tuesday Oct 2 10:22 AM
you know. in that second picture, it looks like he's got a pretty nice shop to be doing all this stuff. which means he's probably well financed. which means he can probably produce a few of these and sell them. could you imagine seeing people riding these around?
Joe Tuesday Oct 2 11:16 AM
Oh man, that looks so cool! I want one just like it for myself.
jaguar Tuesday Oct 2 07:31 PM
THing tha got me is how easy it be to tip sideways and rip all the flesh off your arm/side.....
blowmeetheclown Thursday Oct 4 10:08 AM
check this one out from the BB site:
Joe Thursday Oct 4 11:32 AM
oh ya one more thing:
What happens if you lock the brake?
Undertoad Thursday Oct 4 01:49 PM
<i>So there you'd be... just spinnin' and pooin', spinnin' and pooin' ...</i>
dave Thursday Oct 4 02:07 PM
the spinnin' and pooin' thing was a reference to the picture you posted of the mule deer on the ice... i was at work when i read it, and i laughed out loud... i think it was sapienza that made the comment...
russotto Friday Oct 5 04:44 PM
The basic physics of this thing is pretty wierd. It seems to me that the only way this thing could possibly move is if it's basically a big roller bearing and the engine pushes the outer race relative to the inner (where you sit). The only thing keeping the rider from rotating is the inertia of himself, the engine, and the other mechanical bits -- it's like a big gerbil wheel that's not attached to anything!
Slight Saturday Oct 6 04:43 PM
jaguar Saturday Oct 6 07:10 PM
i gotta get me one of those.....