Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The bike that quacks me up!


This episode of Life on two wheels is just a placeholder and a mollifier.

I have been tied up with amazing stuff, some of which is fit to share, some of which I can't, but all of it is amazingly good.

Fortunately there are other videos in the works and I just have to get cracking.

Speaking of cracking, and cracking up, there are few things as amusing as ducks. Just consider what Walt Disney accomplished with that other Donald. Donald mesmerized and quacked up generation after generation of little kids, myself included.

On Monday night at the Toronto Moto Scooter Club regularly scheduled hang, emcee Ed Thomas showed up on his very, very rare vintage 1961 Puch Cheetah. It's definitely not a moped (no pedals, semi-automatic transmission), it's definitely not a scooter (no step-through), so if it's anything, it's a really puny motorcycle. But that's not all. Capping off the strangeness of this rather unique bike is its totally weird (and surprisingly loud) horn.

Check it out in the video.

To those among you who checked up on me fearing that my uncharacteristic silence was other than golden... thank you, thank you, thank you.

Fear not, I am hearty and hale, just a little tied up with non-social media stuff. In my defense, I am more committed to being a YouTuber than ever, and I fear that if I revert to plain old blog posts, it will be a slippery slope, like dieting or exercising (both of which I have hopefully only temporarily set to the side).

So cheer up! There are more videos in the works and life goes on, as merrily as ever it has!

4 comments:

  1. So good to see some fresh material, my friend. Glad, all is peachy on the home front. I am very much looking forward learning more about your recent trip to Newfoundland. I have very fond memories of this part of Canada.

    Puch mopeds are often seen on antique shows in the Black Forest. It's a fairly popular barn find.

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    1. Thanks Sonja, your kind thoughts never fail to put a spring in my step.

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  2. One funky yet very cool bike or moped or scoot or motorcycle 🏍

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    1. Funky for sure Peter! And when Ed rides off on that thing with his trademark long leather riding jacket, it's quite a statement!

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