Leadfooted Women

Porsche Motorcycle
Porsche Motorcycle

I have one friend in the Navy, and one civilian that I work with, who have heavy feet. When it comes to driving on the freeway, I’ve heard stories from them that simply reek of testosterone. (Except both are women.)

Although neither have quite done this: I clocked a guy on a crotch-rocket bike doing 189 mph. Just let him go. Since police departments began to get sued for chasing speeders, around 1995, there’s a fine line.

You have to determine if you can catch him, if chasing him will cause an accident for him, for you, for the public. There’s no way to catch anyone like that.

Update: True to form, one of the ladies mentioned above told me that she got her car up to 130 mph recently. And she discussed it as if it were an everyday occurrence. While she was talking, I thought: remind me to never accept a ride from ‘er. I don’t know whether my ticker could take bein’ in the same vehicle. . .

I’ll Get You, My Pretty, and Your Little Toilet Too!

Toto, the Japanese toilet maker, has really stepped in it. This is their new product:

Toto Toilet Motorcycle 

The thing runs on, um, sewage:

A new motorcycle that has a toilet for a seat and runs on sewage just completed a 600-mile trek across Japan.

The eco-friendly, three-wheel Neo runs on biogas produced from sewage and was built by Japanese toilet maker Toto. It has a (non-working) toilet for a seat and a giant roll of toilet paper mounted on the back.

Wow. Now I have seen it all. I wonder if it is comfy?

“Although the seat of the bike is indeed a toilet, it is not for actual use,” Kenji Fujita told Reuters. “The fuel is eco-friendly biogas, stored in the tanks on the back.”

“It’s a surprisingly nice way to travel.”

There you have it. Suddenly I have a great urge, uh, to take a 600-mile motorcycle trek.