Thursday, July 31, 2014

"It's a bird...it's a plane...it's some douchebag's drone!"

This past weekend, I was enjoying a bicycle ride that took me through a state park north of the city.  As I marveled at the beauty surrounding me, a hawk took off from a low tree bough on the other side of the road and flew past me, nearly at eye level.  For a brief moment, our eyes seemed to lock, and it was as if the hawk and I were one creature, both participating in the miracle of flight.

But you know what would have made that moment even better?  IF THE SKY WAS FILLED WITH FUCKING DRONES:


Imagine having your own aerial videographer to record your every move while you're out on your next ride. Now imagine that same videographer wouldn't need any instruction and would shoot using the convenient GoPro camera you already own. Thanks to Airdog, the world's first autonomous personal action sports drone, this could well be a reality in the not-too-distant future.

Or, imagine just riding your fucking bike without having to watch a movie of your bike ride afterwards, and without polluting the airspace with your plastic toys.  Think of your favorite place to ride a bike and get away from it all.  Now imagine the sky above that place filled with the very same things they use to taunt Al Qaeda.

Of course, if your cycling exploits were in any way worth filming you wouldn't need a drone, because you'd be in the Tour de France and there would already be a freaking helicopter up there. Nevertheless, the Forces of Wankerdom have coughed up enormous amounts of money to insure that not one second of their pathetic lifestyle hobby goes undocumented:

The Airdog has just smashed its US$200,00 target on crowdsource funding site Kickstarter. To give you an idea of its popularity, the final figure raised was US$1,368,177, from more than 1,350 backers. 

It makes me sad that so many people need financial help in this world, yet a masturbatory aid for hobbyists raises $1.3 million in like five minutes.

In its defense, the Airdog is mostly intended for "action sports," and it does capture some pretty sweet footage:



Unfortunately, there are like sixteen people in the world who can perform these stunts, none of whom need this, because they are already being filmed by professionals.  This means the rest of the idiots will be using Airdog to film themselves riding $10,000 mountain bikes over small logs or attempting to hit Fred "Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo!" speed on the local Strava segment.

In any case, when there's a Kickstarter for the handlebar-mounted laser-guided surface-to-air missile system to blast these fucking things right out of the sky, I will be the very first person to donate--especially if it's also effective against deranged mayors:


So what happened?  Well, enraged by either the useless and shriveled genitals hiding beneath his distended beer gut, the fading paint on his aging Mercedes, the presence of a human on a bicycle, or most likely a synergistic effect caused by combining all three, this bloated shitbag decided to go and put a cyclist inna deeeitch:

The cyclist, Randy Murdick of Fenton, told the Post-Dispatch he was nearing the end of a 40-mile ride Tuesday afternoon when a man in a red Mercedes convertible came upon him on Old Gravois Road near Kennerly Road in Sunset Hills and matched his pace.

The man yelled for Murdick, 47, to “get off my .... roads,” including an expletive, Murdick said. After the man yelled the same thing multiple times, Murdick said he lost patience and yelled back at the driver, using an expletive himself.

The man then swerved into his bike, Murdick said, sending him tumbling to the pavement. He suffered multiple bruises and a cut.

Though here's what Robs-Fords-In-Training says:

Furrer disputes Murdick’s version. He said he was driving his red 1991 Mercedes 300SL convertible with the top down when the cyclist ran a stop sign and whipped around a corner. He said he yelled at the cyclist that he needed to stop at the sign, and the cyclist started shouting at him, using profanities.

See that?  He was just trying to be helpful.  But there's just no reasoning with "those people" and their "fancy bikes:"

“He caught me off guard, frankly,” Furrer said. “Because I would have expected him to stop. He came around the corner at a pretty good clip on some fancy bike. Frankly, it’s my mistake, I shouldn’t have engaged him and I tell everybody I know, never engage them.”

He tells everybody he knows never to engage cyclists?  You mean this sort of harassment has backfired on him before?  Incredible.  That's also why I tell everybody I know never to engage douchebags in German convertibles who may have been drinking at lunch:

"The investigation is still under way. It probably will not be completed until Friday and then we need to refer it to the city prosecutor for review," he says. "I'm not going to speculate about something I'm not sure I'm correct about...we want to be accurate."

The account immediately incensed fellow cyclists and others on social media, who demanded an explanation from Furrer on the mayor's Facebook page. The post that attracted the most comments -- which included a photo of Furrer at a restaurant called Gordo's Margaritas just prior to the incident -- was deleted, but here's a screengrab. The entire page now appears to be missing:


Nevertheless, Furrer insists he is "ready to vomit" over these accusations--though it seems more likely his nausea is attributable to all those drinks at Gordo's Margaritas.

Dick.

Lastly, here's the most neurotic thing I've read in a long time:

Air quality and latex tubes

Dear Lennard,
I wanted to add a contribution to your recent (and informative) column on latex tubes.

Ambient air quality is another factor that can adversely impact the life of latex tubes (and other bicycle parts made of natural rubber). As a rider/occasional racer in Southern California for nearly 25 years, I have long noticed accelerated cracking/crumbling of rubber goods, including latex tubes. It appears that chronic, high levels of air pollution, especially ozone, can play a significant role in the accelerated breakdown process. In Southern California, these conditions are most acute in the San Gabriel Valley and inland areas to the east. I’ve heard of cyclists storing expensive sew-ups in impermeable bags filled with nitrogen, but can’t personally attest to the effectiveness.
— Stuart

Ummm, duh.  That's why I store all my tires and tubes in an underground nitrogen-filled bunker 100 miles from the city.

I thought everyone did that.

117 comments:

Comment deleted said...

Huzzah.

Anonymous said...

podium

Flyover BC said...

podium

Blog Drafter said...

Gasp!

Anonymous said...

Tube ten

Mark said...

Woohoo?

Roille Figners said...

Beleaguered Milwaukee Rollie says "WHAAA...?"

Bryan said...

woohoohoohoo speed

tridorkable said...

Top ten even though I slept late!

Jon Webb said...

Here's the thing. Amazon is going to be using drones to deliver things that weigh less than 5 pounds. And the Avalanche Pistol Grip Tactical 50-lb. Crossbow is only 3 pounds. So you could order that, get it delivered, then get anything else you want, forever, from other people's drones. Also, you could ensure that your own ride is drone-free.

trama said...

Ima get a real hawk and she will strike down these drones, and all my rides will be epic because hawk

Comment deleted said...

My imitation of a drone taunting Al Qaeda:

"Na-na-na-na-naaah-na. Stupid terrorist! Pbbbbttt" (Wiggles tail rotor).

Flyover BC said...

DICK!!!

I thought genuine latex products were stored in impermeable, sealed, plastic envelopes.

Comment deleted said...

Followed shortly by...large explosion.

Anonymous said...

Fat, old white guys. It's a trend.

Anonymous said...

I have taken to buying cashews in bits & pieces and saving about 2$ per pound (4.40$ per kilo).

figure the ol' poop grinder gets them to come out the same either way, so what the heck!

DB said...

Edgars. Need to make all first names plural.
Snobs.

mo money said...

uh oh, cue Taxman by the beatles.
latex tubes are affected by air pollution.

crosspalms said...

A mayor in shorts. Sorry, a part-time mayor in shorts. Maybe soon a short-time mayor in cuffs. What a jerk.

le Correcteur said...

Top twenty! All hail " Forces of Wankerdom" !

Kenny Banya said...

RMUR DICK

Bryan said...

One of the two (2) comments on the river front times blog covering the incident:
"MurDICK is kind of a dorky looking guy. I bet he's lying. The bike mafia sees a nice car and figures they'll get some cash out of faking an accident. "
I mean, really now?

Anonymous said...

Small post today . . .

vsk

JB said...

Hey, I've been to the Sunset Hills, MO city hall. I bet one of the wait staff at the restaurant will fess up to whether or not he had some drinks at lunch.

Also, another pic of the red convertible in the RFT link makes it look like a really nice, shiny paint job. So, your entire argument is invalid. (kidding)

JB said...

Bryan, I may have just responded to that comment.

le Correcteur said...

Depending on how many of those vanity drones get used, I'd seriously consider signing up for an assault drone, to shoot them down. Or maybe just some kind of bluetoothy wireless jammer to make them crash, so as to not exacerbate the drone stupidity.

BamaPhred said...

Is it Furrer or Fuhrer? Ima confused.

Anonymous said...

That mayor is a lying sack of shit. There are no stop signs on the section of road where the incident happened.

BamaPhred said...

Just wait until the sky above the sports fields are filled with drones filming the adventures of little tykes by REAL drone parents and grand parents. Helicopter parents indeed.

Freddy Murcks said...

Stuart's letter to The Zinnmeister makes a lot more sense if you replace "bicycle tube" with "penile implant" and "bicycle parts" with "sexual prosthetics."

Ambient air quality is another factor that can adversely impact the life of your penile implant(and other sexual prosthetics made of natural rubber). As a chronic masturbator in Southern California for nearly 25 years, I have long noticed accelerated cracking/crumbling of rubber sexual prosthetics, including my penile implants. It appears that chronic, high levels of air pollution, especially ozone, can play a significant role in the accelerated breakdown process [of penile implants and other rubber-based sexual prosthetics]. In Southern California, these conditions are most acute in the San Gabriel Valley and inland areas to the east. I’ve heard of masturbators like myself storing expensive strap-ons in impermeable bags filled with nitrogen, but can’t personally attest to the effectiveness.
— Stuart


There, I think that is much more in keeping with Stuart's intent.




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McFly said...

If a drone had filmed me doing a semi-epic 16 mile LBL ride yesterday it would have captured me looking down at the rear shock area a lot and lookin like I was loooosing my mind. Turns out the lower pivot bolt was broken but the set screw held it in place. It was a wallowy ride.

Roille Figners said...

Ahh, finally people with $1500 laying around can watch themselves from afar and whack off.

In the test video the thing does follow pretty good though. I found myself wishing it was an attack drone though, like shooting at the guy, PEW PEW!

BamaPhred said...

I'm waiting for the first "bass fishing phred" to get one of these to video his epic tournament catch. I swear to Lob if I hear one of these MF........... but wait, there is the epic hunting video...... I have to go, emesis occurring.

rudimentary peni said...

It's a sick fucking world we live in. Yesterday I was picturing Danny McAskill's next video being filmed in Gaza as he tailwhips over a dead baby and backflips out of a missile crater.

rudimentary peni said...

And where can I buy these pre-chewed cashews?

BamaPhred said...

Freddy Murcks

WAAAAAHHHAAHHAAHHAAHHA!

Yes, I feel the same way.

Here's a guy wishes he could.

Anonymous said...

Lennard' replies to tire selection questions are very educational.

I've been wondering why my rear-end was a little loose after putting on a 28. All this time, I thought I need to cut back on the oatmeal, cantaloupe, and grapes. I had fair amount of trouble keeping up the gas pressure too. There's just too much leakage.

Anonymous said...

That smog sh!t is real in the San Gabriel Valley.

Letter writer failed to mention the months-long extreme heat and increasing humidity(?) as contributing factors.

Riding there for an hour or so this time of year and you feel like you've smoked a few packs of cigarettes.

The nitrogen thing is ridiculus though.

BamaPhred said...

Wait, everybody DOESN'T use dry nitrogen to inflate their tires?

tobeistobex said...

Randy Murdick didn't have his drone go-pro capture the footage of the accident?

BamaPhred said...

All the way to the bottom of the post and no indignity of commuting, hot Cat 6 Citi Bike bikeen racing, iphone photos of cleavage, coin slots, tight white pants, nothing. Oh well, there's always next week.

Anonymous said...

helium BamaPhred.

It reduces rotational mass by 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001

It was a front page story at Velo-doping-news. Some intern beat James Huang to the story. Where you been?

babble on said...

Kisses, CD. XX

Soooo many times I've wished somebody had caught a daft asshole motorist's act on camera. But already I meet lots of other cyclists with GoPro cameras, and I can just imagine what our world will look like if they really catch on. I'm with you, snobberdooderdoo. s.

I'm a good shot who doesn't want to kill things. I always, always win at lazer tag, no matter how many people I'm playing. I love a moving target. Shooting those things outta the sky WOULD be fun, but would that make me as low as the "Deeeetch em!" crowd?

Fred of the Sea said...

"Bikes" have an all-powerful lobby, now a mafia, and everyone has always hated us, so why ain't we rich like oil and gas men?

Not for nothing, but water Freds have had commercial photo helos with their noise and shitty downwash at races for decades. Drones would be an improvement.

BamaPhred said...

Anon @ 2:16

Whacking off

David Pearce said...

Dear WRM,

A friend of mine has a drone already with a camera, but he has only used it so far for Facebook sightseeing tours of his neighborhood, or showing it off to interested news media. Only a matter of time before he gets his wireless leash and makes his drone follow him while he motorcycles, I guess.

I'm both jealous of and horrified by the AirDog. Yeah, it's cool, and amazing, but really am I going to go on a ride and then go back home and masturbate while I watch the ride I've just been on?

I like to take pictures of stuff I see on my rides, even using old Minox film cameras (the really small ones), and my iPhone. But I don't take pictures of myself. All these selfies, this self-interest, it's enough already. Go & enjoy the rest of the world. Don't photograph yourself.... I'm still jealous and want one, but it's so stupid. Now if only I could have a robot that looks like a woman, maybe I could deal with that. ,,,,

in D.C.

RoadQueen said...

Kick-Ass Awesomeness....?

Can't wait to see some of the footage from these suckers on YouTube or Vimeo once AirDog goes mainstream.

Talk about a snooze-fest.

Anonymous said...

If I had drone footage of Ms. Babble riding in proper micro mini attire, I'd definitely . . . !

vsk

babble on said...
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babble on said...

Cheers, vsk! You know I would be happy to oblige. xo

It's a worthy debate which is sure to rage on infinitely, cause the technology isn't going to go away.

Come on, peeps, be honest. Admit it. We all love Snobbums fly6 footage. How much cooler an arial view?

Anonymous said...

next up for GoPro the Toilet Dog, you place it inside the bowl to get epic footage of gnarly bowel movements.

DB said...

Dances On Pedals:
Good luck in the NYC Triathlon Sunday. The Hudson is a great River to swim and it's a good distance. I didn't need the wetsuit for the Brooklyn Bridge swim. The water was quite comfortable at 71 degrees. That will speed up your transition. Take GoPro and drone video footage so you can share with us next week.

wishiwasmerckx said...

When they perfect the downblouse/upskirt drone, I'm all in!

fredneck said...

I'd like to hunt me some drones. I reckon my duck gun would do the trick. I'm not sure what to use for decoys. How about a nekkid manniken set to look like a sunbather?

Anonymous said...

Serial Retrogrouch -
To address stuff from yesterday vs. light and overtaking on the Williburg...

I have not had any pissing contests with folks overtaking me or whilst I am overtaking. If someone wants to pass me, I check the rearview 3rd Eye mirror and try to go to the right as close to the peds as possible, over the white line if room allows. I have no desire to impede anyone's progress or start fights on the commute. If there's a Cat 6 party on, I'm in... conditions allowing.

I'll make the concession to blink in the day and solid at night. Lots of airplanes have strobes and helps with collision avoidance. Lots of light clutter out there means solid lights get lost in the fray I believe.

Hope to meet the Snoberati / Groucherati on the road some day.

vsk - Today Red Peugeot frankenbike w Red Bluemels fenders,
Often green + white Olmo, or red Schwinn SuperSport (alu) with chrome straight blade fork. Everybody wears 9 speed.

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...i, too, would happily buy a hunting rifle to hunt drones... so much more fun than game hunting, cuz you'd have a video of the flydog falling, from the flydog's point of view.

crosspalms said...

Butterfly nets. Take the drones alive. Or use that plastic netting they wrap Christmas trees in. Nothing gets through that stuff.

Anonymous said...

Oh and anotha thing.
If I only had a drone . . .
(sing it like the Tin Man - half of you have no clue who that is!).

So there I was, hauling my middle aged self on the Kent Ave 2 way bike lane like I had some game with all the hotties going by, when, right near Flushing Ave (west of Flushing Ave), some extra douche in a dark red metallic sedan traveling East (I loved the color though!) goes into the (marked with plastic sticks) 2 way separated bike lane with the car that he/she may or may not own, and passes everyone waiting at the light and goes to Flushing Ave where I do not know where he/she went and was going too fast for me to follow at all. Dust flying etc. Thank Lob no one was riding there because the erratic character of the lane incursion seemed like he/she was up to some no good skulldouchery.

I'd laser paint that phucker and have him drone bombed in no time. Of course the cops would do nothing at all.

One day the rear axle will shatter someone like that's windshield. I will only care if I taco'd my rim.

Cheers !!

vsk

leroy said...

Oh great.

It looks like I'm stuck with a box of custom made AirDog jerseys my dog talked me into buying when he wanted to sponsor a racing team. He assured me he owned the rights to the "AirDog" name.

I should have learned my lesson with those Air Jordan and Air Bud jerseys he talked me into.

I wonder if I can still wear the Air Head jersey though.

I'd ask him, but after reading today's post, he muttered something about air pollution and ran outside to bury boxes of condoms.

Must be some sort of dog thing. I don't understand half the stuff he does.

BamaPhred said...

I'm sorry Leroy, ,that one is taken also

shining trapezoid said...

Here's your solution to those aerial hunter-killers:
http://www.operatorchan.org/s/src/13747558374.jpg

Anonymous said...

Jeez. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt but it looks like this guy is a primo grade A number one assholedickdouchebag. Really, Snob, who is worse him or Robs (fatfuck) Fords?

gE said...

...using the convenient GoPro camera you already own...

I don't own a GoPro. Does that make me the David Byrne of videography?

No video, didn't happen.

...although, it would come in handy to record those impromptu meetings with the mayor.

For the record, I fill my tires with 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen,0.93% argon, 0.039% carbon dioxide

Roille Figners said...

Hey so apart from atmospheric influence, is anyone else finding that the general quality of butyl rubber seems to be on the down-slide? Seems like tubes are shit now.

Comment deleted said...

Not if you buy the best, Roille. I know not everybody can afford Nashbar, but I think my ass is worth it.

Spokey said...

OK, I don't understand this nitrogen stuff.

Supposed to be better because the molecules are bigger and won't leak out like oxygen etc.

So if I buy that why would I buy nitro cartridges? Just pump up a few times and the oxy leaks out leaving the the nitro in the tube for $0.

I am topping off my tires probably 2x a week these days.

Roille? Leroy's dog? Not you Leroy, you're dog. I'm asking a serious question here.




robot says everyone should Married seedde. I'm not so sure it's for everyone

Spokey said...

CD

I use those Nashbars but they are getting expensive. I think my last order was 3/$7. If this continues I may have to start patching tubes.


nashbar tubes are simply ixoills

Roille Figners said...

Well the thought had occurred to me that when I walk into the shop, they judge me based on appearance and hand me the shittiest tubes. "Hmm, you've reached woo-hoo-hoo age, obviously that means you want the lowest quality shit." (Fucking Portland, I wouldn't put it past 'em.)

Spokey said...

that's why you buy mail order and pretend you're zinn

Comment deleted said...

Spokey, if you have to resort to patching, you should buy Nashbar tubes. They make excellent patches.

Comment deleted said...

P.S. I can't help thinking Rollie-du-jour is sitting there thinking, "Fuck. I'm in Milwaukee."

Jonathan R said...

Either bicyclists in accidents will be blamed for not having airborne camera support, or bicyclists with a responsibility fetish (and plenty of extra spending money) will rush out to buy these kinds of aircraft.


Spokey said...

I am using nashbar tubes and i already got one flat this year with the year barely half over.

I think i got a flat last year too. At this rate, I'll be dipping in to the grandkid's college savings soon.

Flyover BC said...


ge, you forgot to include the ratio of H20 based on the relative humidity.

Herschel Raney said...

The cyclist's Achilles tendon was ruptured by the Major as well. I would sue him for just the road rash. But for a ruptured Achilles, I would be going for him to be jailed. And rough ridden by the Orange jockeys. If I could pay one of them enough to get near his sad ass.

I may be vengeful. As for hiring my own drone stalker. It would only be worth it in a situation like the major incident. You can bet his margarita laced eyeballs would bulge if he saw my pet drone doin' shit I wanted on command. And, yes, it would be loaded with at least a paint ball rig. If not haldol blow darts.

And the new McKaskill vid is just sad. Jumping bunnies? Really?

gE said...

Flyover, yeah, didn't really read that part until after I posted - cut n paste. Maybe that's the mixture when I'm in Arizona.

Oxygen's nasty stuff - causes your steel to rust, alu to oxidize. Lennerd, do I need a protective nitrogen layer around my frame?

crosspalms said...

Briefly amused myself by wondering if you can fill the tires with water. Should have known somebody's already done that.

Flyover BC said...

ge, what? no seasonal monsoonal humidity of up to 30%, not counting right after the rain.

ce said...

Leroy, my AirDog says, "bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..."

David Pearce 2:32, I agree, I'm going to hold on to my Kickstarter investment money until the fuck-bots are being pitched.

Angry Beaver in Miramichi said...

Could we use the Airdog over Wreck Beach and use the telephoto lens to zoom zoom in on Babbles Tush.

Lewison Clark said...

I think a .410 would be sufficient for dealing with douche drones. No need to overdo it.

fredneck said...

A .410 is more sporting than a 12g, with 3 1/2 inch magnums.
But I don't want to do more than just wing 'em.

Besides we use the .410 when the young'uns want to gauge their ears, and a 12 is too big to start.

Spokey said...

What?

If you had said .20, I might go along with that as long as a .12 was optional. But surely a drone deserves more than a .410. It's more than a matter of kill power. It's also a matter of honor.

Spokey said...

oh, I am willing to go along with bird shot if you want

Roille Figners said...

How about a BUK missile?

Roille Figners said...

Too soon?

Roille Figners said...

Just watched the video... Action sports enthusiasts who wanted to film themselves off-jerkingly used to need at least one friend. Not any more! Now you can capture those great shots even though you have NO friends!

dancesonpedals said...

DB-

Thanks for the encouragement; if it's all the same to you, I'll keep the wetsuit (...until you pry it from my wrinkled, dishpan hands?) It keeps you level & eliminates the drag of trailing legs/sagging midsection...my training laps were much faster in the suit...so on to the Hudson (America's River)

BamaPhred said...

The Airdouche has
A software limited speed of 40 mph
A tethered range of 300m
That's quite a shot

That's why you need fredneck's patented, I'm sure, nekkid mannequin decoys. Get that thing into under 40 yds and a 1 7/8 oz load of #2's ought to be just about right.

Spokey said...

90

but that's why you sit in a drone blind swilling cans of old budnitz

Spokey said...

I think I'll ring up Willie Robertson and see if i can get him to make me a custom drone call

Evil Genius said...

Curses! I thought I was the first to invent a whirligig device to auto-film a cyclist, I call it 'The Velodrone'.

BamaPhred said...

Next reality tv show - Drone Kommander, Nekkid Mannequin Edition

Spokey said...

95

time to oil that chain. btw was researching old man butnitz in this blog. Stumbled across 12 Jan 2012. There were 584 comments on that Tuesday. Boy are we a bunch of wusses

O'Spokeyman said...

oops now 95

Spokey said...

la de da de da

Spokey said...

think I'll catch sharknado tonight

Spokey said...

97 nervously starting the sprint

Spokey said...

can't count i think really 98

Spokey said...

100 ish?

DB said...

DOP: okay on the wetsuit. Probably a good idea, some of the folks got mysterious white bumps on their skin after the BB swim. I had no issues, thought the water was pretty clean. How Tri-geek is your bike?

DB said...

Dang! Spokey is Century Pro.

BamaPhred said...

I was go-pro-ing with the Airdouche

dancesonpedals said...

DB-

My bike is what you might call, "retro trigeke"...WRM says there's no such thing, but I'm riding a Casati el/os I bought in 1996 with 8 speed chorus & profile clip-ons..the latter originally purchased because I was getting carpal tunnel from the drops..in complete granny-ness, I switched out the 26 cog for a 28 on account of a steep climb on the Henry Hudson Drive just south of the Moshulo Parkway exit

Anonymous said...

Woo hooo hoo hoo reverse Podium.......It is opposite day aint it?

I don't think it's pollution degrading the latex, but sunshine. All oil based products, rubber, plastic, carbon frames will degrade with exposure to light. Materials 101....

McFly said...

There a local technodork that flies one around the lake and junk and posts it to the facebook. I guess its all GPS guided. No telling what he has in it. Uh oh......that would be awkward to see yourself on the FB gettin busy in the backwater on the Blue Bayliner.

Nacnud said...

Attack of the Killer Drone!

It's later than you think.

Fortunately only a triathlete, so no real harm done.

gE said...
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gE said...

Flyover, yeah, sorta knew I'd regret mentioning Arizona to a NewMexicoMan.

dancesonpedals said...

"Geraldton Triathlon Club president Simon Teakle said an investigation would be held."

I'm sure simon's report will be the final word on this tragedy

Anonymous said...

The first paragraph of this post is just excellent.

Blog Drafter said...

Those Bayliners float pretty high. Leads one to ask:

which yetwher

Anonymous said...

Drone Blind - Seems like it would be cool to hang out in the trees on 9W waiting for the Freds and accompanying AirFreds going by with at least a slingshot and small pebbles.

vsk

babble on said...

So... do they have sensing devices so that they don't run into trees and powerpoles and other drones and the like? And if you ride past the airport, will you have your ass handed back to you when security is finished its investigation into you?

Just wondering...

Anonymous said...

If there's $$ in it, law enforcement will start issuing fines.

vsk

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