000cc Hasbrocycle

Electric MIMIC e-bike design by Russian designer Roman Dolzhenko.
Nope nope nope nope and f’n nope.

 

[Found here.]

Myrmecological Hot Links

Cadillac Walk, Moon Martin (1978) John David “Moon” Martin had a minor hit with Cadillac Walk (as recorded by Willie DeVille) and also wrote Robert Palmer‘s mega hit Bad Case of Loving You. Both songs first appeared on Martin’s 1978 album Shots from a Cold Nightmare but received little attention. Popular in the UK but relatively unknown in the US, he opened for / played with the likes of Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt and Jimi Hendrix. Many of his songs had “moon” in the lyrics, hence the nickname.


Real deep.

Big engines.

Stick bombs.

All about mosquitos.

The Trovants are growing.

John Wayne beat the KGB.

The Pedal [via Mme. Jujujive].

The Swiss Top Secret Drum Corps.

“There is not a single sad person in this video.”

High-Tech Predictions From the ’50s & ’60s

Leon Redbone’s audience polaroids (sorted by year and marked with his ratings for show, sound and audience).

[Top image: Chinese motorcycle hair care.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.

 

The .Gif Friday Post No. 693 – Mrs. Kravitz, Facemorphs, Little Hoopster & Hellcycle

[Source for Mrs. Kravitz .gif is missing; facemorphs was created from a CGI demo vid in here. 3rd & 4th found here and here.]

Thundercycle

When you’ve got a genuine Russian tank engine lying around, how can you resist repurposing it? And really, tanks are so lumbering and oafish, and with the price of gas nowadays… something a little more sleek and maneuverable is obviously called for.

This giant motorcycle took the team of welders and mechanics at the Harzer Bike Schmiede in Zilly, Germany, almost a year to craft. It is 17′-4″ long, and 7′-6″ tall, and weighs four-and-a-half tons. 1.8 tons of that is the tank engine itself. The Guinness Book of World Records has just confirmed it is the heaviest motorcycle ever (though interestingly, there is no mention of the size dimensions breaking any records.) They are still hoping to obtain a special license to actually drive it on the road.

[Image and description found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 609 – Biker Bitch, Balloon Snake Taunt & Before Baskets

[Found here, here and somewhere, maybe here.]

The .Gif Post No. 506 – White Blazer, Wave Save & Crash Survival

[Found here, here and here.]

Rat Rod Hog

Rat Rod Farmer Hog

Oh, man, you just gotta click on that image to see the full size pic. One ride around the block and you’ve got callouses. I love it.

[Found here. More Rat Rods here.]

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