Sunday, April 27, 2008

43/465 The most ridiculous toy a parent could have

When we bought our horse trailer, the dealer threw in a free cooler. But not just any cooler.

This baby has wheels. And a motor.
Yes, indeed, this is a cooler you ride.

As Chase said, after my parents said no to his taking it back to college with him, "This is the most ridiculous toy a parent could have... and you're keeping it from me!"

Watching him ride this cooler 1) like it was a high-speed bike 2) and with the joy of a 6-year-old, I haven't laughed this hard in a long time.
Who in the world thought this up? We bet it was some guy at a NASCAR race that said, "Honey, this is heavy. I'm tired of carrying it. Why don't I put wheels and a motor on this baby?"

A revelation after which you can say with me, "If your idea of a good time is riding your cooler... you might be a redneck."

It has a battery-powered motor that you plug in to recharge. It reaches speeds of up to 13 mph. On the left handle is a handbrake and on the right is the throttle. If you take the curve too fast you will tip, unless, as demonstrated in the picture above, you get the hang of leaning into it. And it really is a lot of ridiculous fun to ride.

Camera: Canon Rebel DSLR on Program setting in natural light at about 1:00 p.m.
1st photo: 1/500s, f/11 at ISO 400
2nd photo: 1/200s, f/8 at ISO 100

1 comment:

  1. Ummmm...... this is, in a word, amazing. Ha!

    Back to papering. : /