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2018-02-08 10:42:04 AM  
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2018-02-08 10:48:23 AM  
Maybe there is some truth to Darwin's theory of natural selection
 
2018-02-08 10:57:04 AM  
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2018-02-08 11:04:42 AM  
For rocket fuel, the man used HEET, which people add to their gasoline so it won't freeze.

There is so much wrong with this in general, but that statement right there just takes the biscuit.
 
2018-02-08 11:13:59 AM  
Guy is from Minnesota...so, probably drinking this crap.

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2018-02-08 11:44:16 AM  

Anastacya: For rocket fuel, the man used HEET, which people add to their gasoline so it won't freeze.

There is so much wrong with this in general, but that statement right there just takes the biscuit.


So... he fell off the roof while the isopropyl alcohol burned around him?
 
2018-02-08 11:50:47 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Anastacya: For rocket fuel, the man used HEET, which people add to their gasoline so it won't freeze.

There is so much wrong with this in general, but that statement right there just takes the biscuit.

So... he fell off the roof while the isopropyl alcohol burned around him?


Well, he had skis attached, so presumable he slid off while it burned.
 
2018-02-08 12:07:56 PM  
His inspiration
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2018-02-08 12:24:59 PM  

Anastacya: Well, he had skis attached, so presumable he slid off while it burned.


No, according to TFA he had a pair of skies.
 
2018-02-08 12:25:43 PM  
I found out who was holding his beer...
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2018-02-08 12:26:08 PM  
I would love to see a video of how he imagined the stunt would turn out.
 
2018-02-08 12:26:37 PM  
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2018-02-08 12:26:48 PM  
Surprised he's made it to 40.
 
2018-02-08 12:27:05 PM  
i bet an Eagles fan sabotaged it
 
2018-02-08 12:28:28 PM  
This man is clearly too clever to require anyone to hold his beer...

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2018-02-08 12:28:45 PM  
Another Flat Earth "researcher?"
 
2018-02-08 12:31:25 PM  
$5 says he was a flat-earther trying to prove his theory.
 
2018-02-08 12:32:00 PM  

ElCorridor: I would love to see a video of how he imagined the stunt would turn out.


I'd love to see video of how it actually turned out
 
2018-02-08 12:34:09 PM  
No word on who was holding his beer

A roadrunner, presumably.
 
2018-02-08 12:38:02 PM  
The homemade "rocket bike" did not survive intact. There were a pair of skies, bicycle frame and motorcycle exhaust pipe.

It was't beer at all, was it, subby!?
 
2018-02-08 12:38:03 PM  
I'm curious on how he made it to 40 years old.

Possible scenarios:
His mom recently passed
Newly divorced
Has a new shrink that said "You should act on some of your ideas."
 
2018-02-08 12:39:38 PM  

DRTFA: Anastacya: Well, he had skis attached, so presumable he slid off while it burned.

No, according to TFA he had a pair of skies.


I'm guessing blue skies and cloudy skies. And by the way people. If you are going to do something this dangerous and stupid, do the rest of us a favor. Have a friend record it and post it to YouTube so we can ALL enjoy your stupidity.
 
2018-02-08 12:42:50 PM  
"Dear Lord protect this rocket bike and all who ride upon the rocket bike."
 
2018-02-08 12:47:16 PM  
Filed under: Rocket Bike

I clicked hoping there was more in that file. There's not.
 
2018-02-08 12:52:21 PM  
The homemade "rocket bike" did not survive intact. There were a pair of skies, bicycle frame and motorcycle exhaust pipe.

And no word on who was holding this "reporter's" beer. Holy fark, how do you type three totally useless sentences about something like this and STILL manage not to spell shiat right?
 
2018-02-08 12:53:35 PM  
Googling for rocket & jet bikes does not disappoint.

The common solution is a pulse jet, like a German V-1 buzz bomb.

(bike, go-kart, whatever)

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2018-02-08 12:54:22 PM  

blatz514: Guy is from Minnesota...so, probably drinking this crap.

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Family legend has it that this person could be one of my relatives.
 
2018-02-08 12:55:22 PM  

bikerbob59: blatz514: Guy is from Minnesota...so, probably drinking this crap.

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Family legend has it that this person could be one of my relatives.


Pierre "Pig's EyeParrant, or Pierre Parent, was the first person of European descent to live within the borders of what would eventually become the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota.[1]:134 His exploits would eventually propel him to local fame and infamy, in addition to seeing his name briefly adorn the village that would one day become Minnesota's capital city.
 
2018-02-08 12:56:19 PM  
And once again, subby is as lazy as possible:

WILLMAR, Minn. - A 40-year-old man is recovering this week after being injured after attempting to jump a homemade rocket bike off of his house roof in Willmar, in west-central Minnesota.

According to a police report, the rocket bike consisted of a pair of skis, a bicycle frame and motorcycle exhaust pipe and was being fueled with Heet, an antifreeze product.

The unidentified man fell approximately 13 feet and apparently hit a fence in the yard during the plunge.

When rescue personnel arrived in the Friday incident, he was on his back on a sled, pushing himself around on the driveway with his feet. He was reportedly swearing and yelling about the pain, according to the report.

https://www.twincities.com/2018/02/06​/​rocket-man-skis-off-his-minnesota-home​s-roof-slams-into-fence-swears-a-mean-​streak/

Especially since subby's "report" left out the best part.

And here's a better picture of this highly engineered piece of technology...
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2018-02-08 12:59:01 PM  
Here's another one. Looks like he wore ski boots, I would assume that it was to "protect" his feet, or some such shiat.
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2018-02-08 01:04:30 PM  
 
2018-02-08 01:05:43 PM  
Gonna guess he played a lot of Football in his youth
 
2018-02-08 01:15:08 PM  

Anastacya: For rocket fuel, the man used HEET, which people add to their gasoline so it won't freeze.

There is so much wrong with this in general, but that statement right there just takes the biscuit.


Alcohol was involved.
 
2018-02-08 01:15:13 PM  

jaytkay: Googling for rocket & jet bikes does not disappoint.

The common solution is a pulse jet, like a German V-1 buzz bomb.

(bike, go-kart, whatever)

[img.fark.net image 640x430]

[img.fark.net image 640x426]


Is that shiat painted red in the shopping cart one, or is it THAT farking hot?
 
2018-02-08 01:25:26 PM  

Mikey1969: s that shiat painted red in the shopping cart one, or is it THAT farking hot?


Glowing red hot!

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2018-02-08 01:44:29 PM  

BigNumber12: No word on who was holding his beer

A roadrunner, presumably.


You know someone was recording this. It'll turn up eventually
 
2018-02-08 01:45:12 PM  

abhorrent1: BigNumber12: No word on who was holding his beer

A roadrunner, presumably.

You know someone was recording this. It'll turn up eventually


quoted the wrong post. Still...
 
2018-02-08 01:46:37 PM  
Elon Musk Hold my beer.
 
2018-02-08 01:49:25 PM  
He should've taken notes from his grandfather.
'The Rocket Age' 1959 Screen Magazine
Youtube kREtl5n6zuk
 
2018-02-08 01:55:19 PM  
Long winter in Minnesota.
 
2018-02-08 01:58:38 PM  

jaytkay: Mikey1969: s that shiat painted red in the shopping cart one, or is it THAT farking hot?

Glowing red hot!

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x347]


Holy fark, it's gotta suck standing that close. and that's a great way to char your arm down to the bone, I would think, if you brushed up against it.
 
2018-02-08 02:15:50 PM  
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Soon.
 
2018-02-08 02:22:31 PM  

ElCorridor: I would love to see a video of how he imagined the stunt would turn out.


Megaforce Flying Motorcycle Scene
Youtube O1NpZxn860M
 
2018-02-08 03:00:51 PM  

Mikey1969: jaytkay: Mikey1969: s that shiat painted red in the shopping cart one, or is it THAT farking hot?

Glowing red hot!

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x347]

Holy fark, it's gotta suck standing that close. and that's a great way to char your arm down to the bone, I would think, if you brushed up against it.


CSB: When I was in grammar school I used to build model rockets. I was also a huge Evel Knievel fan. Combine the two and you get a recipe for disaster. I got about 20 Estes D engines, mounted them to boards and strapped them to the rear fork of my Schwinn Sting-Ray. I wired the electric igniters to a launch button on my handlebars and headed to the top of a steep street near my house. I didn't know how fast I'd be going but I had visions of the Snake River jump in my head so I created a drag chute out of a bed sheet, attaching the lines inside of my backpack, so I could slow down.

It was a nice summer day as I started pedaling down the hill and then pressed the button. The engines all ignited and I actually felt the kick from the thrust. The engines cut out and I coasted along probably going about 30. It was great!

In my plans I forgot about what happens shortly after a model rocket engine stops: the ejection charge goes off. Normally this blast of hot gas would pop the nose cone off the rocket, releasing the parachute. In my case 20 engines shot burning gas at the backs of my bare legs, scorching them.

In pain and in panic I reached over my shoulder to open my backpack and flip out my drag chute. It worked perfectly, opening and slowing me down. However, I neglected to consider the fact that I was not attached to the bike so the chute dragged my singed body off the bike, leaving me to tumble down the street gather road rash to add to my injuries. My now riderless bike continued down the hill where it crashed into a tree.

My friends said it was the coolest thing they ever saw and I got got some great cred as a daredevil.
 
2018-02-08 03:00:57 PM  

four95: NSFW


Ah, the venerable Ass Thrust 9000 - gets 300 beans per fart

/got nuthin'
 
2018-02-08 04:33:13 PM  

Slypork: Mikey1969: jaytkay: Mikey1969: s that shiat painted red in the shopping cart one, or is it THAT farking hot?

Glowing red hot!

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x347]

Holy fark, it's gotta suck standing that close. and that's a great way to char your arm down to the bone, I would think, if you brushed up against it.

CSB: When I was in grammar school I used to build model rockets. I was also a huge Evel Knievel fan. Combine the two and you get a recipe for disaster. I got about 20 Estes D engines, mounted them to boards and strapped them to the rear fork of my Schwinn Sting-Ray. I wired the electric igniters to a launch button on my handlebars and headed to the top of a steep street near my house. I didn't know how fast I'd be going but I had visions of the Snake River jump in my head so I created a drag chute out of a bed sheet, attaching the lines inside of my backpack, so I could slow down.

It was a nice summer day as I started pedaling down the hill and then pressed the button. The engines all ignited and I actually felt the kick from the thrust. The engines cut out and I coasted along probably going about 30. It was great!

In my plans I forgot about what happens shortly after a model rocket engine stops: the ejection charge goes off. Normally this blast of hot gas would pop the nose cone off the rocket, releasing the parachute. In my case 20 engines shot burning gas at the backs of my bare legs, scorching them.

In pain and in panic I reached over my shoulder to open my backpack and flip out my drag chute. It worked perfectly, opening and slowing me down. However, I neglected to consider the fact that I was not attached to the bike so the chute dragged my singed body off the bike, leaving me to tumble down the street gather road rash to add to my injuries. My now riderless bike continued down the hill where it crashed into a tree.

My friends said it was the coolest thing they ever saw and I got got some great cred as a daredevil.


Man, I seriously almost fell out of my seat laughing at this, it just kept getting better and better. I mean, I shouldn't laugh at your pain, but that's some funny shiat right there. :-)
 
2018-02-08 05:10:39 PM  
::singing::
Rocket bike!
Slam your empty head into the ground!
 
2018-02-08 05:12:55 PM  

Mikey1969: Man, I seriously almost fell out of my seat laughing at this, it just kept getting better and better. I mean, I shouldn't laugh at your pain, but that's some funny shiat right there. :-)


Thanks. I was an idiot who didn't improve much with age. I have a long list of stupid exploits that usually resulted in my receiving numerous but mostly non-severe injuries (along with lots of head shaking and eye rolling from my wife and friends).
 
2018-02-08 05:44:43 PM  

Slypork: Mikey1969: Man, I seriously almost fell out of my seat laughing at this, it just kept getting better and better. I mean, I shouldn't laugh at your pain, but that's some funny shiat right there. :-)

Thanks. I was an idiot who didn't improve much with age. I have a long list of stupid exploits that usually resulted in my receiving numerous but mostly non-severe injuries (along with lots of head shaking and eye rolling from my wife and friends).


Well, just between you, me and the dentist, the entire front of my top row of teeth is a bridge because I do dumb shiat, too, including drinking for about 14 hours, and then trying to slide down an outdoor staircase with a duffel bag under each hand.
 
2018-02-08 09:21:16 PM  

mainsail: Long winter in Minnesota.


It has been colder than normal since around Christmas. This happened about 25 north of me. We were chuckling about the article in the West Central Tribune on Monday.
 
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