Sunday, September 10, 2006

E/R Goes After Rambling Jack

So the local newspaper wars have come to this?

The Eureka Reporter, apparently jealous of Rambling Jack, of the Mckinleyville Press, has to try to one up Jack by running this article on a gas powered bicycle. Now even Jack's bike blog is a fair target?

Can't we just all get along?

14 Comments:

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Jack said...

There would be some definite advantages with a "weed whacker" engine, including speed and range. But the noise would drive me nuts.

 
At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd feel dorking putting around on a noisy bicycle. Nothing says "whimp" more than that. Plus, there's the irony of using gasoline to power a bicycle. Electric is the way to go, if you must go that way.

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

http://www.grubeeinc.com/

They have a little more "style"

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger Jack said...

I view both the electric and the gas versions as mopeds. The difference between these mopeds and traditional mopeds is that the "ped" part of the equation actually functions. On a traditional moped, the pedals don't do much other than to get you started.

For the ultimate in pedal/motor combos, check this out:

http://www.twike.us/

 
At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have a little more "style"

Speaking of style, Anon.R.mous, yours is certainly interesting, exemplified by this comment of yours on the Humboldt Herald:

Q: What's easier to unload? A truck full of dead babies or a truck full of bowling balls?

A: Dead babies, because you can use a pitchfork.

# posted by Anon.R.mous : 9/09/2006 08:00:05 PM

 
At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do blonds and cow pies have in common?

The older they get the easier they are to pick up.

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

After you make sure your new gizmo passes all the Kalifornia Air Resources Board standards, be sure to stop by your friendly DMV office to get "permission" to operate it. We have it on good authority that "Officer Friendly" from the Arcata office of the Kalifornia Highway Gestapo will be checking to confirm that you: "...may operate any motorized bicycle, moped, any bicycle with an attached motor, or a motorized scooter.” Coming next: registration fees (since you are no longer "contributing" to the gas tax "fund"), helmet law and liability insurance courtesy of the wackaloons in Sacramento.

 
At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Rose blond?

 
At 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

..."Officer Friendly" from the Arcata office of the Kalifornia Highway Gestapo will be checking...


What's this?? Det. Leonidas speaking disrespectfuly of his brothers in uniform?

We're going to have to report you to the Dept. of Homeland Security.

 
At 6:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:10 PM Have you driven a truck through a CHP "weigh station" lately?

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? I never drink and drive!

 
At 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:10 PM Have you driven a truck through a CHP "weigh station" lately?

I haven't. What's the story? Are the police forces really getting more gestapo-like?

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

The Gestapo was not the problem. It was simply the instrument of a totalitarian state. The problem is a state that is so invasive that it intrudes itself into every facet of our lives. Leonidas was issued his first copy of the California Vehicle Code in 1965. It was about 1.4 inches thick and contained about 450 pages. Go down to DMV and buy a current copy. (I think the price was $3.50 a while back.) Check the number of pages and weigh it. All the other "codes" have grown similarly.

 
At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."

-- Tacitus
Roman historian
c. 55-117 A.D.

 

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