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If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Aerocycle: 200 MPG

Here's a guy who modified his 125cc Honda scooter, that was rated @ 100 mpg into a super 200 mpg monster-scooter.

Dutch vehicle designer Allert Jacobs knew that his fuel-sipping, shell-encased motorcycle was street-legal. Unfortunately, the police didn’t, and impounded it after pulling him over during a test run.

It's not terribly practicle, but I'd buy one for tooling around town and driving to and from work.  My Cocours averages around 50 mpg (depending upon who much speed-whoring I do), but this is far better.  Several years ago, a guy in Switzerland modified a BMW motorcycle with something along these lines, but he had added stabilizers that would flip down at low speed so that you didn't have to worry about falling over.  I saw that on either Discovery Channel or the Learning Channel (before they became enamoured with Kate and whatshisname who made 8) or maybe the Science Channel.  I think the show was "Beyond Tomorrow".  The hosts were Australians and they featured some really cool technology.

I think that  if he puts spring/hinged flaps so that you can put your feet down in a "wide" stance, this shell of his has some great applications for motorcycling.

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