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    I get a kick out of Russian inventiveness when it comes to home-built off-road machines. We have all seen the inflatable two wheel drive bikes but maybe you have found something odder or better?
    Here are some entertaining and capable youtube finds.
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    However the creations from garageashyan have always been my favorite. This guy doesn't get there fast, but he gets there!
    However I think they would give my Sierra Club buddies embolisms though.
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    Somehow I could imagine sitting around until the wee hours drinking vodka with this guy discussing Skid-Steerski.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croatoan View Post
    Early humans that migrated north out of the temperate climates had to learn to adapt to survive fast and tended to have an adventurous and inquisitive tendency. It's not the cold that made them smarter than average monkeys, it's the necessity to adapt. The mother of invention.
    .....Da Tovarich, doesn't mean they can't have fun at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croatoan View Post
    Early humans that migrated north out of the temperate climates had to learn to adapt to survive fast and tended to have an adventurous and inquisitive tendency. It's not the cold that made them smarter than average monkeys, it's the necessity to adapt. The mother of invention.
    Every time these Russian Frankenmonster videos are posted I think about how great the collectivist infrastructure is. It isn't the cold that makes this creativity necessary, it's the near total lack of roads. Vote collectivist and North America can also find justification for building such awesome toys.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    However the creations from garageashyan have always been my favorite. This guy doesn't get there fast, but he gets there!
    However I think they would give my Sierra Club buddies embolisms though.
    Thanks for this vids Fred, I love the Russian off-road stuff. Also, I wouldn't mind a rash of heart attacks at the Sierra Club.

    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    Every time these Russian Frankenmonster videos are posted I think about how great the collectivist infrastructure is. It isn't the cold that makes this creativity necessary, it's the near total lack of roads. Vote collectivist and North America can also find justification for building such awesome toys.
    Ironic how much more free they are to use the off road areas.

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    Fred, you rascal, you sent me down a youtube hole. It led to this. Looks like a fun way to get horribly maimed.

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    I'd have some serious second thoughts about using that "ski- fan" (first vid posting) without a protective cage over the front of the fan blades - loose your grip on the poles and that fan will chew your butt. Might have been better if it were applied to run in front, pulling the rider along ..... hmmmm.

    However, I love this "track" design ....

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    Indiana, your Shredder is a great find! I would have called it the "Foot Mangler" but actually it seems one of the best PTVs ( Personal Tracked Vehicles ) out there. Disc brakes, stainless exhaust, fuel tank in control pillion, radio controllable,etc...it is well thought out and designed but I don't think it will replace my TW anyway soon. Crazy Canadians, right? Could you just imagine a race with a dozen or so cross-over skate boarder types on a BMX course going flat out on these things. Bring on the ambulances!
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    Mud Dog, I think you win the prize for most innovative drive system. I want one, don't know what I would do with it, but I want it none the less.
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