Tuesday, July 07, 2009

120db of Cyclist Rights Luciousness

I can't wait until Thursday, because the Wells Fargo Wagon (or FedEx or UPS) is gonna bring me sumpin' special. I was reading the comments on a cycling blog where someone had experienced a near miss and an annoying honking motorist, and one of the contributors turned me on to this little number:
It is a 120db air horn for your bike with a reservoir that recharges to 80psi by just using your bike pump. I'm sure i's highest and best use is warning a motorist who is about to pull out in front of you or right hook you. Supposedly you can blast it 50 to 80 times before pumping it up, and it is loud enough to be heard inside a car with the windows rolled up and rattling to Eminem.

Beyond this noble purpose, however, I'm also thinking it is a fitting response to the red neck who gives you the "git off'n the road, fag" message with the horn on his pick'em up truck. Now you can honk back and say:

"Hey, Clem or Jed or Rick Perry or whatever your name is, you toothless, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging waste of carbon. I've got one too!



But I'm not bitter. I'll let you know how it works when it gets here and I get it installed.


Bigun said...

That's awesome!!! You'll have to post weights and aerodynamic drag coefficiencies, just for the slowtwitch crowd that trolls your blog, but other than that, good stuff!!!

Fe-lady said...

i want one...!

Rainmaker said...

Holy cow. I'm just waiting now for your trial out on a road complete with digicam footage.

Trihardist said...

Hell yes.

I've seen those online, and strongly considered it. I've also considered mace, for when Jeb or Clem or Rick Perry decides to teach me a lesson by running me off the road.

Kim said...

i totally want one!!!

Brent Buckner said...

Hee hee.

Sad that conditions are such that there's enough demand for a commercial product.

Benson said...

I have mixed feelings.
it might add fuel to their fire.
but I hope it sends a safety message.

CoachLiz said...

I want to be out on the bike with you when you blast thing off for the first time!

Taconite Boy said...

I want to be no where near you when you blast that thing?

Hoping to see you in CO, will see.


You're not worried about the extra bike weight??