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Uncommonly Sensible

Keeping the "anal" in analytical... (While trying to remain civilized)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

More big toys for big boys...

...and girls, of course.

This is the "Aquada":

From the official website:

"The Aquada is a revolutionary showcase of High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology."

"Entry to the water is via beach, boat ramp, slipway or directly from the water's edge. Once afloat, the transition from road vehicle to High Speed Amphibian (HSA) is effortlessly achieved."

"Simply press a button and drive into the water. The wheels automatically rise and as you press the accelerator nearly a tonne of thrust pushes the Aquada onto the plane. The whole process takes less than 12 seconds. The Aquada can plane at over 30mph."

"Powerful enough to tow a water-skier and with a style and class of its own, the Gibbs Aquada is the perfect leisure vehicle. It combines the thrill of an open top car with the sheer exhilaration experienced in a high performance speedboat."

These are slated to go for about $85K...which ain't cheap.

They also plan to produce a couple of other platforms; one is the "Quadski", an amphibious ATV which will go for $15-18K:

Another is the "Humdinga", based on the Hummer:

Predating these vehicles by many decades is the "Amphicar"; according to some "Amphicar" owners' groups, hundreds of them are still operational:

Here are a couple of their websites:

I'm thinking a "Quadski" (or 2) might be nice to have in Hawaii...

Friday, August 24, 2007

Big toys for big boys...

...and girls. More women are taking up riding motorcycles on their own all the time.

Anyway, here are some new ones that caught my discerning eye:

Introducing Die Moto, a custom-built performance diesel motorcycle capable of running on diesel, biodiesel, or straight vegetable oil (SVO) fuels.

By taking the minimalist supermotard racing concept, then adding Ducati’s unrivaled twin-cylinder power and Superbike heredity, the Hypermotard delivers a remarkable experience.

Named after the first engine mounted on the prototype, 984 C3 2V, the Vyrus is powered by the new 1000DS. Each bike is unique, hand made in Italy and personalised for each owner.

Pretty nifty stuff...

Monday, August 20, 2007

From my perspective...

...I'm sitting on top of the world:

I took yet another trip, not that it should surprise anyone.

I went to Colorado, climbed some rocks in the Rockies, and toured the Coors plant:

I learned that Coors makes more different malt beverages than I'd thought; they make Grolsch, Molson, Blue Moon and Zima, among others...that I did know about.

I also took in some pretty scenery:

I've been losing interest in blogging, especially since there seems to be less interest in what I post. Anyway, this blog has been little more than a travelogue of my wanderings of late, so I can understand why I've only gotten 5 comments from others in over a month. But that's OK, I really ought to be getting less abstract things done. Not giving up, just taking it easy.

See you 'round "Da Blogosphere"...

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