Monday, May 26th, 2008
That’s 2-month-old Little Brother in a Bugaboo stroller on loan for an upcoming article, Bugaboo: Is it really worth it? The "it" being the price. Yeah, the title needs work. The boy is sporting a Hawaiian shirt to match his family members this past weekend. The other photo is him in our Maya Wrap.
We spent much of the weekend watching the 40th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race (aka Kinetic Grand Championship). Think the coolest parade floats you’ve ever seen, except these ones really do float, and traverse sand dunes and roads of course… on human pedal power alone… for three days in a race where being the first across the finish line is not really the point. They compete for the glory. Translation: to have fun.
The above dragon, The Biking Viking, is a retooling of last year’s Armored Carp by Duane Flatmo. The dragon’s head moves and chomps, and the sculpture almost pivots on a dime, much like a jogging stroller (notice the single rear wheel). If there’s interest, I’ll dig out more photos. You can also read last year’s recap.
So, as I said, the family is pooped today. In lieu of a long article, check out the tantalizing answer to last week’s game question, "What was the inventor thinking?" You folks didn’t compete for prizes, just glory. Thanks for that.