Posts Tagged ‘piston’

Know Better Your Annoying Helicopters Above the Western Addition: Robinson R44, the Republican Chopper

Friday, March 21st, 2014

This is a Robinson R44, which is powered by what amounts to a large Subaru engine. Most choppers can’t throw a rod and then crash but your smaller Robinsons can.

Anyway, it looks like a toy because it kind of is:

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Now myself, I can’t say that choppers bother me, you know, myself. But there was an incident last week involving a real helicopter, one that’s mostly blue, one that’s labeled N700N or something similar. I said to myself, boy that’s going to wake some people up and piss them off. Which it did.

And oh yes, make sure to never fly in choppers unless you have a good reason to. Choppers isn’t safe.

 

Cyclist on Divisadero Thinks He’s a Car – Unique Piston-Connecting Rod Tattoos on Legs – A Two-Cylinder Engine

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Here he is, on Divisadero (that street that just had its lanes shrunk in order to widen the useless median in order to please local merchants and real estate interests – they call that a “road diet,” I think).

Up and down and up and down, just like on a real car:

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ICE ICE, baby.