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Old 08-12-2008, 02:51 AM   #94 (permalink)
Bicycle Bob
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Location: N. Saskatchewan, CA
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Appliance White - '93 Geo Metro 4-Dr. Auto
Last 3: 42.35 mpg (US)

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I started out as a dropout in a factory, got into silversmithing, and then went to the library for a bit of engineering. I wish I'd read J.E. Gordon first. My resume got to be a long list of one-off gadgets that worked first time. Taking up Human Power as a focus, I built my first vehicle from scratch, and it won its world championship ten years later. I gave a lecture on its integrated frame/suspension in composites to a class of graduating engineers, and got applause. Now I want to do a similar one with a wood-sprung frame and tiny engine. The Car Cycle
There is no excuse for a land vehicle to weigh more than its average payload.
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