≡ Menu

For Your “Let’s Go Green!” Precious Memories File

Via SortaSaint Ann | Barnhardt

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • mmack April 13, 2022, 3:33 PM

    It blowed up real good, REAL GOOD! 😁

    • Staring In Disbelief April 14, 2022, 6:53 AM


  • ThisIsNotNutella April 13, 2022, 3:38 PM

    Despite being the archetypal hit by a bolt on the road to Damascus China shill, I’ll admit to a bucket load of hesitancy regarding Alibaba / Taobao lithium battery powered obscure branded scooter and e-bike ‘bargains’. The other big gotcha is cheap no-brand phone chargers which have been known to start battery fires.

  • Gordon Scott April 13, 2022, 3:58 PM

    As I wrote in an earlier comment thread: Tesla has figured out how to build battery packs that mostly don’t explode and burn. I’m not sure anyone else has. This does not bode well for manufacturers who say they’re going all-electric by 20-whatever.

    There is also the problem of who is going to mine all the special minerals needed for all these batteries if all the third world children are scampering across our southern border.

    • Eric April 13, 2022, 5:55 PM

      Don’t forget that we need to recharge these rolling miracles, too. Especially in California, which can barely keep the lights on today, much less once you’ve tripled the load via EVs.

      • Terry April 13, 2022, 8:24 PM

        Don’t forget population control via snake potion injections. Or even domestic water supplies for that matter. California will be WAY smaller in “people” very soon. Therefore those still breathing will have plenty of electric power for charging everything.

        The goons have it planned out. The above all in jest of course.

  • jwm April 13, 2022, 4:00 PM

    Here’s what else blows up from e-bikes. We founded the RatRod Riders Bicycle club nine years ago. One of the founders dropped out of the group quite a while back. He bought an e-bike. The guy showed up last Saturday for the club ride for the first time in five years. He had a big fat e-bike, one of those small electric motorcycles on which the pedals are just a legality. He had a big, two child bike trailer for the fat e-bike, and two fat dogs to ride in the trailer. He had a good fifty pounds of gut fat to lug around that he didn’t have before, too.


    • Gordon Scott April 13, 2022, 4:06 PM

      Did he still have the Lycra cycling suit, the one that sags in the back when you stand up straight, and has some Euro or Middle eastern company logo?

      • jwm April 13, 2022, 6:51 PM

        No lycra. No derailleurs, either. We are fat tire riders: Customs, stretch bikes, cruisers, classics. Here’s the thing with a cruiser. A road bike rider can do a healthy sixty miles or more on a good day’s ride. We can get that same workout accomplished in less than fifteen miles on a cruiser, and less than ten on a stretch bike. It’s a matter of efficiency. 😉


        • ThisIsNotNutella April 13, 2022, 7:57 PM

          That’s an interesting way of looking at it! You’re not wrong though… Schwinning through molasses will burn calories and give you a good workout.

          That being said, trigger warning just for you, Sir:

          The Rules

          Rule No. 5 is alluded to frequently in Lycra Land.

        • nunnya bidnez, jr April 14, 2022, 11:25 AM

          have you seen this?
          This guy built bicycles and motorcycles, with 2 wheel steering and 2 wheel drive.

          The 2WS/2WD experimental recumbent electric motorcycle


          BTW, I’ve got one of these:

          • jwm April 15, 2022, 9:46 AM

            That roadie is a beauty. I checked the motorcycle link, too. Holy cow. I once had a beemer of similar vintage to the red one. Wish I’d never sold it. And I owned that exact model of the Honda CB750, only mine was gold. It seems impossible that that bike is a 50 year old vintage machine. Think of it. When that bike was new a fifty year old bike would have been made in 1922.


    • Mike Austin April 13, 2022, 4:13 PM

      E-bikes are to bikes what Bruce Jenner is to males.

      I only ride bicycles. I would never wear those form fitting tight lycra faggot pants. Men should dress like men at all times.

      • ThisIsNotNutella April 13, 2022, 5:14 PM

        You try a 200km day ride at any respectable pace whilst not wearing ‘form fitting tight faggot pants’ and report back to me just how much manhood you have left when you’re done.

        Form follows function. Road cycling kit is the way it is for real world reasons. For pootling around on cycle paths or heading down to the (local) coffee shop, it’s overkill and a LARP.

        The three biggest problems with road cycling today are idiots on E-bikes who can now get up hills they don’t have the skills to descend safely, roided up indoor trainer Zwift strivers who go out on the road with strength and speed which doesn’t match their handling skills, and of course those #$%%ers driving coffins. Nothing new about the last one.

  • Gordon Scott April 13, 2022, 4:04 PM

    I used to have a Ryobi battery powered lawnmower. It was just the right size for the reduced lawn I had in Minnesota. It was light and easy to use. But the 40-volt battery packs failed regularly, or would only hold half the charge. The heat just wrecked the connections between the multiple D-sized cells all wired together. And there’s a whole lot of heat involved in charging and discharging these battery packs.

    Such battery packs are about 1/500 the size of an auto battery pack.

  • gwbnyc April 13, 2022, 4:23 PM

    great time to be draggin’ nutz around the house in a bathing suit…

  • nom de guerre April 13, 2022, 4:37 PM

    “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill….All these dangers are caused by human intervention….and thus the “real enemy, then, is humanity itself….believe humanity requires a common motivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. It does not matter if this common enemy is “a real one or….one invented for the purpose.”

    The Club Of Rome

    • gwbnyc April 13, 2022, 4:44 PM

      -in earlier marxism it was class war, no longer cogent as class no longer prevents ownership of shiny junk and there’s plenty to go around. So CRT is advanced as replacement leverage.

  • Rev.Bro. Generik Broderick April 13, 2022, 6:22 PM

    So does the CDC give the dealership some of those benjamins if it is reported as a covid explosion?

  • Casey Klahn April 13, 2022, 6:55 PM

    Fukn Hindenburg-level epic. If we have a progeny, they will laugh at us.

    • gwbnyc April 13, 2022, 7:49 PM

      …just kept gettin’ biggerer.

  • Staring In Disbelief April 14, 2022, 6:54 AM

    This made my morning y’all. Thanks!

  • greg April 15, 2022, 8:18 AM

    Here’s my battery fire story:
    I discharged the lithium battery below the level for recharge. It was like 8 volts on 12 volt battery. Charger would not start charge up. Simple solution. I hooked up a small 12volt battery to the lithium to put enough of a charge in it to get it back to a level the charger would take over.
    But got distracted and forgot about it. It was in garage. Came home hours later. When I opened front door there was a little bit of smoke in house.
    That battery pack burned up so complete there was nothing left. Completely consumed.
    Only reason it didn’t burn house down was when it exploded, it fell off of wooden shelf onto a cement floor.
    This one was my fault. But, now that I got a taste of how bad these batteries burn I try to only charge them on the garage floor.
    I’ve blown up 2 full size lead acid batteries from overcharging and igniting the hydrogen. Made a big mess of broken plastic and acid. Never any fires.
    Seeing is believing.

  • Eric Blair April 15, 2022, 8:23 AM

    BTW, soyboy doesn’t have any fire extinguishers … looks like he’s carrying a gallon of water to suppress an electric blaze at 15 sec. mark

    bonus points for keeping this feel-good POS indoors

    Darwin Award recipient ?

  • Wade Hampton April 17, 2022, 3:27 PM

    Let’s put a lot of those batteries in the hold of every passenger jet. As the kids say “what could possibly go wrong?”