That Green Alien Thing

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It came out of the sky, landed just a little south of Moline.

Jody fell out of the tractor, couldn’t believe what he seen.

“It Came Out of The Sky” Creedence Clearwater Revival

Then it landed just a little south of Fredericksburg. I built my first electric trike in 2000. It had a 500 watt motor and a top speed of 14mph, on a good day. Until tonight I’ve only driven this thing less than one mile. I finished the thing last month, just as I was moving to Texas. I no sooner got it together and working, then had to take it apart to ship to Texas.

I got the thing back together the other day and drove it another half mile, but tonight I took it out and drove down the back country road to watch the sunset. Oh my God! No, I’m too old to OMG, so, deal with it. This thing shot up to 35mph and was still pulling hard when I chickened and backed off. It’s still a bit twitchy because it needs a front end alignment and has high over-steer (it wants to go into the ditch). I think it will do 45mph or more. That’s too fast for this guy, but up to 25 or 30mph, this thing is a blast. The Alien Electric Trike.

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