Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Rocket Power!

My sources have informed me that there is currently a rocket powered bicycle on display here in the Twin Cities. In Bloomington, no less. I did some preliminary web snooping and came up with a picture of said bike:
rocket powered bike Gizmo

The bike was built by Ky Michaelson, the self-described "Rocket-man". A former Hollywood stuntman who clearly took one too many blows to the head, he is now completely obsessed with rockets. How obsessed? He's built a rocket-powered toilet. I shit you not (pardon the expression).
rocket powered toilet

But there are more intriguing items to be found on his website. My personal favorite is this one, titled simply "Jeff on paules jet"
rocket powered bicycle

Who is Jeff? Was he stupid/brave enough to actually ride this rocket powered bike? Is that helmet ANSI approved? Is that bike really a Hawthorne with BMX handlebars? What happened to his shoelaces?

And this one. A potential winter commuter?? It certainly gives a new spin to the term "track bike."
track bike

I might need to make a pilgramage to the Bloomington Art Center.


Snakebite said...

Rocket powered bike??? I suppose it was only a matter of time.

Sparky said...

very nice write-up. I hope you pay your source well. Heh.

Enjoy the exhibit!