Distance Machines...

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A flat drive belt...

A flat drive belt????

A flat drive belt!!!!!!!!!!!

No tensioner...

No tensioner????

No tensioner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Single belt...

Single belt????

Single belt!!!!!!!!!!!

For the lack of a nail, the war was lost...

-- Dan Denney (rustrenegades@hotmail.com), April 09, 2001


And they STILL got about 160 mpg! But how much further would the other team have gone if they hadn't served and sloshed out that bit of fuel when she toppled over? Ah, we may never know. Great show, though!

-- Chip Haynes (ehaynes@co.pinellas.fl.us), April 10, 2001.

I did like the fact they used a coffin lid to lay down on. I thought that was funny.

-- William Barrett (wildbill65401@yahoo.com), April 10, 2001.

Certainly one of the easier challenges to date. I'm not convinced that the bodgermobile was any more efficient than welding the front half of a bicycle to the back half of a moped. The greens appeared to be the more efficient (light) vehicle... but doomed by rain. They should have had a mpg avg. diplayed periodically during the race to indicate how efficiency dropped as the belt began to slip. Good stuff.


-- Max (Maxel@inwindsor.com), April 11, 2001.

Distance machines on water would be a decent challenge.


-- Max (Maxel@inwindsor.com), April 11, 2001.

I'm putting my money on the sail boat!

-- Chip Haynes (ehaynes@co.pinellas.fl.us), April 11, 2001.

I knew that contraption with the steering problem, was going to be, a problem.

-- Julie Summersell (Juliesummersell@aol.com), April 12, 2001.

Yeah, I know that's why I don't steer with my feet when I drive! (Not much, anyway.)

-- Chip Haynes (ehaynes@co.pinellas.fl.us), April 12, 2001.

We didn`t have time to fit brakes let alone a belt tensioner p.s we hate rain!!! Rob "the spins"

-- Rob "the spins" (robpincham@netscapeonline.co.uk), April 12, 2001.

Cheer up, Rob- At least yours didn't fall over when it hit a puddle! (And why would those machines have even needed brakes?)

-- Chip Haynes (ehaynes@co.pinellas.fl.us), April 13, 2001.

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