Sounds like some good ol days in the making. I'm glad your friend
came out OK after getting pulled into the tire. Close one. Life is
fun not knowing too much but enough to make it interesting.
--- In email@example.com, "Mike Helsher"
> When I was in my teens, my friends and I had one that wasconverted into a
> dune buggy. It had these back tires on it that were about two feetwide
> (racing slicks). The starter motor was broken, so a bunch of uswould just
> push it and pop the clutch to get it going. One time one of myfriends
> decided to push from the side, in front of one of those big tires.When the
> thing started it learched forward; the big tire caught my friendsfoot and
> and sucked him in. I have this snapshot memory in my mind of thathuge tire
> rolling over his whole body. He got right up though, without ascratch.
> We didn't really understand the idea of a clutch then, so when it
> smoked and burned, we decided to change out the 40hp motor with a60hp that
> someone had somehow acquired. Great idea but a bunch of irate 16year olds
> we were. I remember being appointed the task of changing the motor,and
> somehow I did it all by my self. I mean I actually picked it up andstuck it
> on the back of the thing by myself.
> And wow what a difference in power that 20 horses made...
- Thinking I'm just going to take some time off and do some
gardening this afternoon-I've been neglecting the yard this
summer-so lots of weeds. The world is such a mess but you
know what they say-think globally-act locally-seems like a good
place to start is my own house. I think the world is in pretty good
hands. Like Uncle Albert said, "God doesn't play dice with the
Universe." Makes sense to me-I always figured Him for a chess
man, myself. -Val