Over the last few weeks, I have spent a fair amount of time wrenching on an early 1970’s 1600cc air cooled Volkswagen engine. Before I acquired this relic, it had been sitting for oh… maybe… 20 years or so. Needless to say, it needed a teeny bit o’ lovin’ before hitting the streets again. In the days ahead, I will be tossing it into the back of a 1969 Karmann Ghia, so that my mom & dad will be able to attend Broke Down 2011. Yes, you read that right. Anyway… with the VW juices at an all time high this week, it was an absolute pleasure to lay my eyes upon this video posted up on Jalopnik. It instantly reminded me of two things. The first is just how much I loved Legos when I was younger, and secondly, I probably have a TON of Legos buried somewhere in my attic. Hmm. Regardless, whether it is built of fine metals or fresh Legos, watching a vehicle assembled from nothing is always a pleasure to me. I hope that you thoroughly enjoy the video, as I surely did.
I woke up this morning with a potential solution to a problem that many people out there have. Wheelie addiction. From the zero extensive research that I did, a person cannot be diagnosed with addiction to wheelies or prescribed any sort of medication for it. (In your head right now, you are likely imagining Christopher Walken saying “I got wheelie feva’, and only prescription…. is more wheelies….”) Don’t worry though, I think I have this figured out. Let’s put this grand idea down on paper , shall we?
A) You have a car that does wheelies. First off, congratulations on being awesome, because you are. But if you want to be on two wheels, can’t you just lock away the car for a while, and get a motorcycle instead? Sure you can!
B) You acquire a motorcycle because you clearly have a passion for two wheels. Then you realize, that being on 1 wheel is the only way to go. Not only do you get to balance with front to back action, but now you also get to balance the side to side action as well! Seriously? Do you really need to be on 1 wheel? Yes, you do because you’re addicted.
C) It’s officially unicycle time! The solution to all of your wheelie issues. If you pull a 1.2 second 60 foot time at the track, or lean back like a motorcycle, you will find yourself riding pavement. Ouch. Better wear a helmet. A few falls from the unicycle should clear the wheelie addiction right up.