Friday, 18 March 2016

Like a tank

The apprentice finally got to trial his new German manufactured go-kart last eve, and once he got used to the size trundled off down hill. This was immensely entertaining as yours truly had assembled it leaving the handbrake (the long handle hanging off rear wheel above) facing the wrong way so there was little by way of stopping power other than solid objects, big dogs or fences. He survived but then found a severe flaw in the power to weight ratio, it being so heavy thanks to its mainly steel construction and overall hugeness meant that forward motion by way of pedalling was about snails pace. We chose a German go kart over a British one as the Germans have been building better go karts since 1939 when they rolled through Belgium, but they were called Panzers then.

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