I’m not quite sure how much motorcycle airbags would help the chap in the video who is riding a sports bike in a t-shirt, but you can’t help the low levels of common sense in some people. Still, great to see this idea/technology put into practice. Personally, I would forget I’m wearing it, and end up looking much like the Michelin man after I forgot to unhook myself.
This has been bouncing around the web for a while, but in case you havent’ seen it: video of the Piaggio X2 (with two front wheels) in action.
(PS: I knew I’d seen this before, and that’s because cy posted it ON 2SB last week, duh. The dangers of more than one person on a blog I guess…)
A link blatantly horked from The Scooter Scoop (thanks!), but too totally freaking awesome to not spread around: Beamer from Austin Mopeds has produced a series of Google Videos covering moped maintenance and service. This is why the internet was invented, spreading information from those who have it to those who need it. These would be great in video podcast form!
Imagine hearing a song you’ve never heard before, and falling in love with it, then finding out it’s the very song that you’d been reading hateful internet posts about for more than a year. Oh, how it hurts to be tricked into digging Kelly Clarksonâ€¦
In the toy department in the BHV department store in Paris, I came across a goofy little plush gremlin wearing an old-school motorcycle helmet. I picked him up and squeezed him, and was rewarded with a Sean-Stevens-style onomatopÃ¦dic two-stroke engine sound. I almost died laughing, and listened another dozen times, but I was too cheap to pay â‚¬30 for the thing. When I got home, I looked it up on the internet and found it was the “Annoying Thing”, the basis of the “Crazy Frog” Axel-F-ringtone CD that topped the British charts last year. Cy will never let me live this down, but if you remove it from it’s pop-culture context, it’s pretty damn funny.
Thanks again, Michelle, for what will probably end up being 2sb’s most popular link of all time: POC Nik has his way with the Handsome Boy. God bless open bar at the Chinese Pavillion.
Do you like Runners and Zips doing wheelies? Do you like crazy Dutch guys? Do you like generic techno music and video bits edited together with star fades? You’ll love UtrechtNoord 2005 on YouTube. Thanks Professor Matthew!