[ExI] Crazy electric scooter racing
pharos at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 15:28:07 UTC 2021
On Fri, 1 Oct 2021 at 16:05, spike jones via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Ja I have followed it halfheartedly over the years. The commies introduced it back in about the 1950s. It caught on in Canada and Sweden, but I don’t know of other leagues doing full spike ice racing.
> If I were going to try something like that, I would do time trials only on an otherwise deserted track. Don’t want no spikes in spike.
> The American version of that uses bolts instead of spikes and the race is held on a dirt flat track with ice over it:
> Ja, again I would only attempt it on a track with no other racers. Good chance I would be OK if I fell off and no one hit me, given a good Kevlar suit.
One thing to bear in mind for the airbags is that after each fall a
replacement gas cartridge is required and these aren't cheap. $25 to
$30 dollars for motorcyclists, maybe $50-$60 dollars for the hip
protectors. That's a good incentive to avoid falls!
If you are accident-prone, then body armour and padding may be
the better way to go.
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