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November 18, 2006

The whatzis, revealed.

Couldn't fool you guys, nope. Not that I really expected to, frankly. I didn't want to spend the time airbrushing out the antennae and other obvious clues, just to have you whine about my chicanery.

It's a trike. An entrant in the Leavenworth Veteran's Day Parade.

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Another view here.

*I* think it's pretty kewl!

Comments on The whatzis, revealed.
Linoge briefed on November 18, 2006 09:30 AM

Besides the obvious "What the $#@%?" factor, that is just cool as hell... :)

Grim briefed on November 18, 2006 07:30 PM

A couple of years ago, we had one of those out at Molly's Irish Pub in Warrenton, VA, for some event or other. Damn amusing things. I wish I'd gotten out to the airport to watch him fly it off.

Grim briefed on November 18, 2006 07:32 PM

Yeah, here it is. Looks like the pictures have been eaten by the worm of time, but you can see my blog post about it through the link.

John of Argghhh! briefed on November 18, 2006 09:17 PM

Argghhh! Yer picture links aren't working for me.

Grim briefed on November 18, 2006 10:29 PM

Yeah, all my old picture links died a year or so ago. I don't know why. I need a techie co-blogger. :)

Barb briefed on November 19, 2006 12:05 AM

Grim - It looks like those two pics were hotlinks to someone else's place (naughty, naughty) and the locations no longer exist. Do you use Fototime or one of the other photo hosting sites now? This is the other reason not to hotlink.

Justthisguy briefed on November 19, 2006 12:06 AM

Yeah, "pretty kewl", until you try to go around a corner in it at any fun speed, and break yer neck.

Proper motorized trikes have two wheels in the front, and one (driven) in the back, as Mr. Morgan established 100 years ago.

There's a good reason why tricyclic (one front, two back) ATVs were outlawed a few years back:

You turn one of those a little too tight, you do not slide, but turn over. May that happen to you only at a slow speed!

Justthisguy briefed on November 19, 2006 12:07 AM

Yeah, "pretty kewl", until you try to go around a corner in it at any fun speed, and break yer neck.

Proper motorized trikes have two wheels in the front, and one (driven) in the back, as Mr. Morgan established 100 years ago.

There's a good reason why tricyclic (one front, two back) ATVs were outlawed a few years back:

You turn one of those a little too tight, you do not slide, but turn over. May that happen to you only at a slow speed!

Justthisguy briefed on November 19, 2006 12:14 AM

Sorry I got confused by the Echo in the Great Hall, m'lud. Frightened me, it did, sorr.

(tugs forelock)

Harvey briefed on November 19, 2006 12:49 PM

Yup... gotta get me one :-)

Grim briefed on November 19, 2006 09:08 PM

Barb:

That much I know -- the 'somebody else's place' granted me formal permission to use her webspace for photos. :) I just don't know how to fix it.

Actually, I just never post photos these days. I'm a text-only man. It was always more trouble than it was worth.

Mike Daley briefed on November 19, 2006 11:38 PM

John,
Being an unfortunate who's living in CA, rather than Leavenworth, KS, I still think my guess of it being one of GM's Firebird concept cars was an inspired one.
mike

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Firebird