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Motorbikes and side cars used to be popular in the UK, especially
the 50s, and I lament their passing, so I'm launching a new
entitled Motorbike and Side-Cow.
As the name appropriately suggests, this is an arrangement that
comprises of a fairly conventional motorcycle, attached
of which is a small mechanical cow, its legs being powered by a
drive which takes its power from the main bike engine.
There is no particular advantage to the arrangement. In fact it's
probably fairly inefficient, with the cow's mechanism requiring
a lot of power to get the legs all moving in synch with the bike's
speed, but think how much fun it would be, particularly as the
passenger, riding around clinging to that cow's back, with its
clattered along the road.
Mount Cheesemore, and more
[Phrontistery, Jul 19 2012]
An early prototype
[normzone, Jul 19 2012]
Their were problems with communicating the design revisions to the production facility
[normzone, Jul 19 2012]
||You nay find that in the North-Eastern USA, there's a market for a version with a deer instead of a cow. So far, attempts on that region to produce a motorcycle-deer hybrid have been markedly unsuccessful.
||In wales, sheep are favoured (nothing to do with the idea, though)
||In Russia, there has been a resurgence in popularity for
bikes with powered sidecars, especially dual-sport and off-
road models. They even run Motocross-style sidecar races,
which are as dangerous (for the riders and sidecar
passengers) as they are entertaining to watch. Caught one
on sattelite one night at my Dad's house, and was riveted
to it for 90 minutes or so.
||That is a very interesting link, [Phrontistery], and perfect to illustrate many subtle aspects of this motorcycle and bovine themed idea. If you have any more links even half as relevant I would love to see them!
||This is one of those 'I've been here longer than you' attempts at sarcasm, isn't it? Still, if it matters to you, pocmloc, I can always email you before I post to ensure that what I'd like to add meets with your approval.
||// This is one of those 'I've been here longer than you'
attempts at sarcasm, isn't it? //
||Not at all [Phront]. I think I can safely speak on good
[poc]'s behalf when I say that it's actually a 'you are now
fully accepted as one of us and are therefore a legitimate
target for unbridled mockery' attempt at sarcasm. If
Halfbakery elitism bothers you, the best remedy is to join
in on it.
||Of course, the transition from "newbie" to
"Fully accepted member and officially
recognised target" can be kind of difficult to
||...and unexpectedly traumatic.
||// kind of difficult to detect //
||...at least until The Mark is made. We must
forgather the elders, and bring The Blade and The