California Drag Chute


Broken limbs, entangled drive chains and potential strangulation guaranteed!

Original ad here.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 19, 2013
     Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles | Death | 1970s

Don't miss the other hazardous items for sale: motorized vehicle plans, hovercraft based on lawnmower engines, hang gliders, etc.

Of course most of us boys never had any money to buy the materials needed to complete the projects. Even then, after thinking on some of the adventures I went through, I'm surprised I made it out of my teen years alive.
Posted by KDP on 11/19/13 at 10:48 AM
A lot of fun has been taken out of growing up a kid in the name of PCness and safety too. I remember I could disappear for hours a day and my parents would not worry. Today we have lost that in most places. As good parents we now need to know where they are at all times and we do that .. sigh..... :down:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 11/19/13 at 03:57 PM
Waiting for Tyrusguy's story here as I am sure he has one!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/19/13 at 09:33 PM
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/20/13 at 06:45 AM
@Patty & Expat, Sorry to leave you waiting. But alas, Almost all of my childhood adventures involved trying to go FASTER! :lol:
Slowing down was never a concern, Till all the sudden, It was! :lol:
Like KDP & BD I was a free range kid. My friends and I ranged far and wide through the county and a good time was had by all! 'Cept the fish, Deer, Squirrels, rabbits etc.! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 11/20/13 at 11:52 AM
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