Layed Off From Nasa


Q: What does a NASA scientist do after being layed off? A:Build street legal car/tricycle hybrids. With the engine of a Chrysler 300 the 'Treycyle' is capable of 0-60 MPH in 3.6 seconds. Guess it belongs in a safety film too.
     Posted By: patty - Mon Sep 26, 2011
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Neat concept, hope they come up with a better looking model though.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/26/11 at 11:03 PM
There are some pretty knarly looking machines but big trikes aren't a new idea and they don't sell!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/26/11 at 11:45 PM
I used to own a Gold Wing Aspencade motorcycle with a 1200 CC engine and it was rated at 3.2 seconds for 0 to 60. But I would still like one of those trikes.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/26/11 at 11:45 PM
There was a German outfit in Fla. called Boom Trikes. They struggled for a few years to get the concept off the ground but nobody was having it.

A couple of years ago we went to a street fair in Everglade City that drew close to a thousand bikers. There were trikes aplenty but the only one I saw that wasn't a two-wheel modification was a little low slung bug looking thing.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/27/11 at 12:08 AM
Maybe the CanAm Roadster will make it.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/27/11 at 12:53 AM
Maybe in the US but over here mobility is the key word. The motorcycle lane consists of those white lines between the lanes and those striped areas just by the stop lights.

Seriously though, the CanAm is a bit too low and way too easy to miss in traffic. Over here, at least, drivers are aware of cycles and, generally, realize just how fast and maneuverable they are. In the few years I rode in the US, I had more close calls because due to car drivers than I've had in decades over here.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/27/11 at 02:43 AM
I remembered the name of the trike I saw. T-Rex

http://www.bumpstop.com/gallery/data/508/flaming_t-rex_motorcycle.jpg
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/27/11 at 04:12 AM
Now that one is cool looking Expat!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/27/11 at 10:00 AM
@Expat

I used to love to ride. But I gave it up when I survived a potentially deadly accident. A teenage snot with a beer can stuffed in his face blew a stop sign in front of me.

I totaled my Gold wing and his Fiero. I was lucky that he was moving fast enough by the time he crossed my path that I got spun off the bike instead of launched over the car, or through it. Nothing but metal and plastic got broke but I had one huge and extremely painful hematoma in my groin area.

Also, the entire triangular area from the waist crease down, and everything in it, was a rich purple. I haven't been able to look at a box of "Grape Nuts" cereal without wincing since the accident.

Since that was not my first close call I decided to stop riding. The frigging Yuppies in the area I lived in seemed to think that saving a few seconds of their time was worth more than anyone else's life.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/27/11 at 10:19 AM
OUCH! That makes me wince and I'm a girl!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/27/11 at 10:26 AM
My mom's brother is still riding the roads of Flo-ridda on is Victory. And I guess I'll be riding around here until they pry my hand off the throttle as long as I remember the golden rule of riding.

There are old motorcycle riders and there are bold motorcycle riders but there are no old bold motorcycle riders.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/27/11 at 11:26 AM
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