Right. I've only seen them on bicycle paths so far, but there's so many different kinds of ... "personal mobility devices" now and each town or city has different rules for each kind, so many riders are probably a bit lost (or obnoxious, but you can find some those in any situation).I've seen a few of these on the road lately. They get in the way of traffic and cause confusion. Usually 2 ridding next to each other blocking cars.
Just my experience, YMMV.
George Harrison invented the charity single. Petty didn’t have a huge humanitarian streak but he made sure that jerkfaces weren’t allowed to use his music in their self-promotion, and he fought price increases in his releases.
Awesome pic. Great band, Roy, George and Tom gone too early! I actually know very little about the individuals (who knows, they could have been bad people or angels, don't care) but the music they produced is amazing. Lots of good stuff in their solo careers as well, but they were lightning in a bottle as a group.
Darryl Greenameyer's heavily (understatement) modified Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat, "Conquest 1". In 1969, Greenameyer flew Conquest 1 to a new world speed record for propeller driven airplanes at a little over 486 mph.
This was the last of several paint jobs for this plane, the others much less imaginative, but to be honest, it is my least favorite. My favorite was when it was just plain white with a number and a few decals. It somehow was quite mysterious looking like that...
Greenameyer was a Lockheed test pilot that worked on the Blackbird program. When air racing was revived in America, he got a stock, surplus Navy Bearcat and, with the help of some of the guys at work, began modifications to add lightness, power, and clean up the aero. It ended up with several feet removed from the wingspan, a souped-up Pratt and Whitney R2800 engine (Never seen any numbers, but probably getting somewhere near 3000 hp), an Aeroproducts propeller from an AD Skyraider, prop spinner from a P-51 and a tiny little canopy that was so small Greenameyer couldn't even wear a helmet. It also lost its hydraulic and electrical systems entirely. Any electrical power was supplied by batteries and the gear was retracted using a high-pressure nitrogen tank and extended solely by gravity.
Greenameyer won the Unlimited class at the Reno Championship Air Races six times between 1965 and 1971, once more in 1977 in another radically modified warbird, this time a Mustang called Red Baron. He also managed to win four Reno championships (2002 - 2005) in the Sport division flying a Lancair Legacy. In 1977 Greenameyer set another low-level speed record, this time for jets, flying a Lockheed F-104 that he built himself from parts scrounged from various aviation salvage yards. His 988-mph record set in the F-104 (Also called Red Baron) still stands.
Darryl Greenameyer flew West on October 1, 2018 aged 82. He left a rather remarkable legacy that is well worth reading up on if you are at all an aviation buff.
Here are a few pics and a documentary on the record attempts:
Conquest 1 during the record attempt
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And at Reno
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Red Baron F-104
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Video doc on the record attempts:
there's no doubt that I likely repeat things as I just go from the oldest to newest photos I have in my imgur account, and with advancing age, I have Senior Moments.What a strange case of deja vu that was. These 2:
are almost the same as these 2:
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