Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Look! A toy car!

I imagine everyone has seen this goofy looking thing; looks like somebody made a two-wheel golf cart on a tight budget.

According to Segway, the new vehicle is capable of traveling at speeds of 25 to 35 mph. The vehicle can be driven between 25 miles and 35 miles on a single charge, it added.
I'm curious who the hell thought this thing was a viable form of transportation? I would love to see one of the people gushing over it try to drive it here in Salt Lake in winter, when the mercury is down low and there is a foot of snow to plow through. And 35 miles? That may be alright for driving down to the corner, or in one of the tiny states in the eastern US, but around here you'd be in a lot of trouble. Hell, you can drive further than that just running errands around town, let alone actually going anywhere.


Sunday we went for a short drive up by Sundance, and then up American Fork Canyon; still a lot of snow, and the road that connects them is still closed for the winter. Thought you might like ot see what some of our near mountains look like. Click to enlarge.

Taken from just above Sundance.

Another photo from just above Sundance.

People fishing at Tibble Reservoir. (American Fork Canyon)

My wife caught this one of me looking at the mountains.


And now some sappy flower blogging from my yard to offset the cold looking pictures above. Click to enlarge.


Sort of a mix in today's playlist.

"Me and the Devil Blues" by Robert Johnson
"Abraham, Martin and John" by Dion
"Nobody But Me" by The Human Beinz
"Get Me to the World on Time" by The Electric Prunes
"A Fistful of Dollars" from the soundtrack
"Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Sonata for keyboard in A major, K. 322 (L. 483)" by Andrés Segovia
"Goin' up the Country" by Canned Heat
"Crazy on You" by Heart
"Soapstone Mountain" by It's a Beautiful Day

Here's the last two:

This is one of my favorites by Ann and Nancy Wilson.

Some of you older people may remember the song "White Bird" done by the group It's a Beautiful Day. This is one of the few times David LaFlamme plays guitar; most of the time he played violin (at one time he played first chair violin for the Utah Symphony).


Hammer said...

That's probably going to be our new trabant. God help us.

skipper said...

I thought the car was cute. Impractical, yes, but cute. Leave it to GM. I love Heart - they were a mainstay in the 80's and 90's.

Anonymous said...

It is the American anser to the Hitler's Peoples' Car.

terri said...

That car is worse than the Smart Car (which my coworker actually purchased and drives in the Minnesota snow. Crazy.) I think you could achieve the same speeds and distances on a bicycle. It would be no less safe and it's better for your heart.

What are the pink flowers? Very pretty!

the pistolero said...

"Crazy on You" by Heart
Moonbattery aside, I always loved the music of the Wilson sisters; this one's my favorite.

The Localmalcontent said...

well crap.
There goes my perfect birthday present idea for you....

The mountains are just beautiful, Bob- thank you for including the pics!

James Higham said...

It's un-American, Bob, isn't it?

Kenny said...

I saw It's a Beautful day in concert with a very pretty girl back in high school. It was a fun date, thank for reminding me of it.

BobG said...

Hammer: I'd like to see someone go grocery shopping with that thing.

Skipper: it looks like it would be good for those who play golf.

Conservative Scalawag: personally, I don't think it would sell very well in this country.

Terri: I can't imagine driving something like that where you live. I forget what the flowers were called; I planted them several years ago.

Pistolero: that one is one of my favorites of theirs also.

Localmalcontent: glad you liked our hills; I should post some pictures of our tall mountains sometime.

James Higham: I wouldn't call it un-American, just impractical.

Kenny: They were one of my favorite groups of the Sixties.
Bit of trivia:when I was going to school as an electrician one of my fellow students was LaFlamme's brother-in-law.

Bob G. said...

That car might make a decent SPARE in the trunk of my wife's!

Beautiful photos, and another excellent list of songs.

Do have a great Easter.
(the other) B.G.