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Old 12-02-2023, 09:50 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The military doesn't know about UAPs because they're operated by the Department of Energy.


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Old 12-03-2023, 09:43 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Have just purchased such a snow plow. John Deere yellow, Big blade, two wheels, all the angle controls of a truck mount with a "T" handle for pushing along the sidewalk.

Not that I doubt the conspiricies, but have found their logic and data to be seriously lacking quality controls. Once you hit that one major inconsistency, it kinda looses my interest.
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I don't recall exactly when Sweitzer was bought and moved out of state. I'd say post 9/11.
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United Technology Corporation (UTC), then parent company of Sikorsky, shut down Schweizer in December 2012. It was sold to a new company, Schweizer RSG, in 2018 and the production lines were restarted in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was producing three models in 2021, the 300C, 300CBi, and 333.[2]
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I recall seeing a photo of a mountain bike with two front wheels for a race across country in Alaska.
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Search Craigslist for a free paddle-boat (petal-boat?).
Wait for snow, grab a friend, haul it to the top of a long steep sledding hill, or better yet a ski hill, and let her rip!
Please post a video so we can enjoy your pain, I mean excitement.
Don't pass up one of those giant yellow three wheeled water bikes if one becomes available. Get a helmet.
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I've had a dream project similar to this.. a velomobile (skinned recumbant) built for all seasons/ terrains.. Basically a recumbent reverse trike in a watertight shell, mid-drive ebike motor for torque, with option weather packages..
(Winter) ktrack style tracked rear wheel, with 3/4 ski front wheels, independently powered interior heater.
(Spring/Summer) straight Velomobile but with the mid-Drive motor allows for road speed)
(Fall) mix of above.. straight velomobile, with Heater package.

Now as I'd love to have the $$ to just buy all these parts.. diy might be the likely path to go..
So prototyping.. I already have a fat tire ebike.. and no welding experience.. but has anyone ever built a recumbent trike where a straight ebike just bolts on behind the seat onto the mounting points of the handle bars and the front wheel, and just running a chain from the front peddles to the mixed speed gear of the donor bike? And with a possible mid-drive upgrade using the other gear for non-hub based e-assist. I know it's far fetched.. but any constructive criticism?
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any constructive criticism?
Mimic a snowmobile as closely as possible. The human powered aspect is nonsense given how weak we are.
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The human powered aspect is nonsense the point of the exercise.

Corvallis, OR, has their Da Vinci Days race each year. https://www.davincidays.org/

The best entry I saw personally was in 2014 or so (last time I went). It was a yellow plastic septic tank on six go-cart wheels, with four or five occupants and a boom box playing their cover of 'Yellow Submarine'.

More common is the single-occupant canoe on bicycle wheels.

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Next thing I did was go to JACG, and find this:


justacarguy.blogspot.com/2024/04/the-drag-stripper-that-specialized-has.html
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The human powered aspect is nonsense the point of the exercise.
The reason why human powered snow machines are uncommon is because it's a bad idea. It's a ton of exercise riding a bicycle on a paved road. Pushing through powder is torture, not exercise. I believe it's outlawed in the Geneva Convention, and somewhere in the amendments to the 10 Commandments... though shalt not be a glutton for punishment by operating a human powered snow machine.

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