Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Adult Tricycle






Sue and I were eating a picnic lunch at one of the rest stops along the Illinois river when a gentleman rode up on his 3-wheeled Motorbike. This had to be the slickest thing I have seen in a long time. It is custom made by Thoroughbred Motors and this model is call a Stallion. When we admired his ride he introduced himself as David from McAlester Oklahoma and told he was on his way back home after picking up the nifty trailer he had ordered custom made from the dealer up in Afton. We did not have to encourage him very much to tell us all about it.

The drive train is all made and maintained by Ford. It has a 4 cylinder engine, 4 speed automatic that gets 45 miles to the gallon, heat, air conditioning(!), and a fine stereo sound system. I think it has other features but I can't remember them all. David is a scuba diving instructor and he showed us how all his gear will fit in the trunk of the trike and in the new trailer. He was very proud of his rig. He said that after riding it for 300 miles during the day he had decided to have a new seat fitted with gel foam for comfort. He seemed like a very nice fellow.

After he rode off I commented to Susan that David was likely to be single. How do you know she asked. Well, he has a custom made tricycle and trailer, he spends his time traveling and scuba diving and he looks very happy. No wife would let him get away with that. Then is when Susan slapped me.

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11 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That is something else. I've never seen anything like that before.

Sorry you got slapped! I've been there.

Magical Mystical Teacher said... [Reply to comment]

Ouch! That slap!

SEEING RED

Tonight, my dear, I’m seeing red—
Or is it puce or rose?
Whatever’s going round my head
Is tingling all my toes.

My heart, my dear, becomes inflamed
With passion sore ablaze;
Perhaps it is because I miss
Your glowing, crimson gaze.

Whate’er the cause, my face is flushed
Like a ripened cherry,
No longer healthy, but inflamed—
See the vessels serry*?

A certain sanguine aftertaste
Is clinging to my tongue,
For I have kissed your ruby lips—
To which the claret clung.


*serry – (archaic) to crowd closely together

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Lady in Red

chubskulit said... [Reply to comment]

Nice! My first time to see such ride hehehe.

My Ruby Tuesday.

Mike said... [Reply to comment]

That is a nice vehicle! And I got a good laugh from that last statement! :D
Mike

lina@women's perspectives said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, awesome tricycle. No wonder if the owner is very proud of.
Your last sentence makes me smile :)

Gunn said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, this is not something I have seen on the roads here in Norway,nor anywhere else either.
Love the STYLE and color!

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Totally with Susan re. your slap but love your Ruby Tuesday.

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

You're right, that is just about the coolest ride I have seen in years. What a great way to spend a spring day. Good thing he got that ride in this week-end. I'll bet he's hold up at home this morning.

Rayna Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Nice photos! Such color and shininess.

Kim, USA said... [Reply to comment]

Wow I want this ^_^ Happy Tuesday!
Reb Flower

Francisca said... [Reply to comment]

You're very funny, Bill, and I don't think I believe you got slapped. :-D Nice ruby red trike! And I know quite a few guys (and gals!) living lives like that... not too far off myself! ;-)