Sunday, January 07, 2007

James Bond would be envious!

Eighty miles per hour on a bicycle? Do bicycle tires even have speed ratings? And why is it that I keep hearing George Jetson yelling, "Jane! Stop this crazy thing!" Indeed, what could possibly go wrong?.....Ed

And now, the bicycle jetpack
Thrustpac

A cyclist hits the road with the Thrustpac – a petrol-driven propeller which enables bicycle users to hit speeds of up to 130kph (80mph).

The device is controlled by a special glove which allows the rider to accelerate or slow down simply by flexing their index finger.

Inventor Don Burgess said it can do 240km (150 miles) to the gallon, making it one of the most-fuel efficient modes of transport. Except, you know, actually cycling.

'This is a totally unique concept in the transportation world today,' said Burgess.

'The freedom from high fuel prices, the absolute fun of the wind in your hair while being pushed along effortlessly is amazing. Saving the environment has never been so much fun.'

What could possibly go wrong?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Paul Tay said...

OFF da HOOK! Santa wants one.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Paul Tay said...

What could go wrong? Probably want to accelerate from 0 to 80, slowly, VERY slowly.

Otherwise, the man might be flipping for a face implant. AND, he should probably secure his FAT ass onto the seat too. Maybe the pitching torque might lift the rear wheel.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Fritz said...

Wheeeee!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Warren T said...

Can you imagine the focus group session where they were shopping names:

Okay, we've narrowed it down to two names and would like to know which you prefer ... Thrustpac -- or -- Whirling Blades of Doom?

8:36 AM  

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