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Strange ride home
Submitted by reikiman on Thu, 03/20/2008 - 19:14
I rode my Lectra to work today and had the most bizarre ride home.
It started before I took off -- two of my coworkers were in the parking lot having seen the bike and they told me they'd spent the prior 1/2 hour going over all the details of the bike, and saying that Dave (me) would love to see the bike. So when I came towards them wearing a motorcycle jacket they broke into cheers and waving and saying what an awesome bike. Ohmygosh.
I spent about 10 minutes going over it with them, and discussing various ins and outs of this vehicle. They were still very impressed .. so I musta said the right things.
Even though it's not highly polished or cleanly finished etc.. they just loved the various bits and bobs of the bike. Like the dashboard that's made of diamond plate and held on with those stainless steel straps with holes in them. I had to paint the dashboard black because the reflections were bothering me, and they just loved it.
Then... During the drive home I passed this accident scene. There was a 5x9 enclosed trailer by the side of the road with a fountain of water gushing from underneath it. What had to have happened is it got out of control and somehow hit a fire hydrant. An amazing amount of water..
Then... At one intersection I looked over and saw a BugE!!!!! It looked awesome. I'm gonna have to try and contact whoever has that and see if I can do a test ride.
Then... I stopped at an intersection and heard this voice yelling something.. I eventually realized it was this lady in the car next to me asking Where did you buy that bike? Replying that I built it, she wanted to know if I had a card, if I would build her one, etc. Then the light changed the guy behind her started honking and she had to drive away.
So, here's something that's interesting... I know several people who want to own an electric vehicle and they see my Lectra and they start asking about where they could buy an Electric Motorcycle.
The desire is there .. well, among people I know anyway. The desire is there for EV's, but the public is being stymied in owning EV's because other people made choices that prevent EV's from being sold to the public. Well, it's also battery technology.