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Now you see it, now you don't: The mirrored motorcycle that almost disappears when it's moving
Daily Mail ^ | 23rd September 2011 | Mike O'brien

Posted on 09/24/2011 6:08:30 AM PDT by Daffynition

It's the ultimate in minimalism - a reflective aluminium box on wheels from futuristic designer Joey Ruiter.

Two years ago the Michigan-based inventor came up with the stripped bare bicycle named the Super Minimal City Bike, now he's turned to motorbikes.

Ruiter opted to strip the motorbike of all its trappings, no fancy artwork or gleaming chrome.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Death wish....


1 posted on 09/24/2011 6:08:32 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Wonderful!

It’s not like we’re “invisible” enough, yet.

:-\


2 posted on 09/24/2011 6:11:03 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Daffynition

A stealth motorcycle. It could have tactical uses.


3 posted on 09/24/2011 6:12:32 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Daffynition

lol This is a joke, right?


4 posted on 09/24/2011 6:12:35 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: martin_fierro; blackie
He wanted to make something "not cool".

Well, looks like he got that part right...


5 posted on 09/24/2011 6:13:11 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Salamander

Yeppers...perhaps this *artist* can expend his creative juices and find an app for the Nov ‘012 elections.


6 posted on 09/24/2011 6:15:25 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Salamander

Yeppers...perhaps this *artist* can expend his creative juices and find an app for the Nov ‘012 elections.


7 posted on 09/24/2011 6:15:55 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

I like it.


8 posted on 09/24/2011 6:16:23 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: Daffynition

That seems like a very bad idea to me. I seem to be invisible when I’m on my motorcycle anyway. I don’t want to become even more invisible! Too many close calls.


9 posted on 09/24/2011 6:16:52 AM PDT by Jemian ( Choose life that you might live!)
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To: marktwain
Like the invisible tank....


10 posted on 09/24/2011 6:17:01 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

"..is that what that bump bump was?"

11 posted on 09/24/2011 6:17:44 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Daffynition

LOL!

And in other news of “Things You Can’t See” we have the “family resemblance” category:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2041148/Michael-Jacksons-son-Prince-14-makes-solo-public-appearance.html


12 posted on 09/24/2011 6:18:11 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Daffynition

Fantastic! Finally something I can ride for hours and enjoy my face’s reflection all the while.

Talk about beautiful scenery ad riding with the one I love!


13 posted on 09/24/2011 6:18:51 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Daffynition

WTH??


14 posted on 09/24/2011 6:18:56 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

ROFLMAO!


15 posted on 09/24/2011 6:19:48 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Daffynition
Wonder if he will that ugly thing to Sturgis? rofl.

OCC & PJD looks like you have some competition,hahahahaha.

16 posted on 09/24/2011 6:22:00 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Bluebird Singing
Apparently not.

http://inhabitat.com/moto-undone-minimalist-mirrored-electric-motorcycle-flies-through-the-streets/joeyruiter-motoundone-6/

17 posted on 09/24/2011 6:22:33 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Salamander

loud pipes saves lives...


18 posted on 09/24/2011 6:22:58 AM PDT by Marie (Heartless conservative)
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To: Doogle

LOL...no, it wasn’t a squirrel.


19 posted on 09/24/2011 6:24:42 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: annieokie

HAHAHA! I didn’t think of Sturgis...but hey...I can imagine a flattened tin can, looking like a piece of aluminum foil, by the time the party is over.


20 posted on 09/24/2011 6:29:08 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Marie

LOL!

Our ABATE director told hubby last night that he almost had his chimney repaired, now.

Hubby was puzzled until the director told him that the last time hubby hit the throttle when passing his house to ‘say hi’, he collapsed the chimney.

[I’m not sure if the director was joking or not]....;D

He just grinned when I said “Loud pipes save lives...and destroy masonry.”


21 posted on 09/24/2011 6:35:28 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Daffynition

Maybe he’ll take on the burn out pit.

[the “wall of death” would be redundant]


22 posted on 09/24/2011 6:37:15 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Doogle
"..is that what that bump bump was?"

LOLLL!

23 posted on 09/24/2011 6:40:37 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: Daffynition

I wonder if the Klingons will steal this cloaking device. :0)


24 posted on 09/24/2011 6:40:48 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Salamander

Cute!

Last month my son put a new muffler on his car. It’s legal and gives the EPA it’s nod, but it’s loud. You can hear him from half a mile away.

I’d recommend that he change it, but it sure does make the car sound cool. :)

(I want some!)


25 posted on 09/24/2011 6:48:42 AM PDT by Marie (Heartless conservative)
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To: Marie

I melt when I hear a throaty motor and straight pipes.

You really can’t take me to a street rod show....LOL

[embarrassing confession: in 1980, I put a Thrush straight-through on my Gremlin and later, a “Cherry Bomb”...they sounded *way* cool...considering]...LOL


26 posted on 09/24/2011 7:02:06 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Daffynition

Just what we need- an “invisible” road hazard!


27 posted on 09/24/2011 7:04:20 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Salamander

[embarrassing confession] My son’s car is a PT Cruiser....

:-)


28 posted on 09/24/2011 7:04:41 AM PDT by Marie (Heartless conservative)
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To: Marie

The only thing more embarrassing than a Gremlin is a Yugo.

Cruisers are cool.

:)

[all I want out of life is a vintage HemiCuda...is that *so* much to ask?!?]

;D


29 posted on 09/24/2011 7:07:37 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Salamander

My son has taken a tongue-in-cheek approach to the car. He’s broke, so there’s only so much he can do. It’s purple and he’s managed, by bartering services for goods, to put in a serious stereo (heavy on the baaAAaase!), LED lights in the windows, tinting, and a dozen other little things that are stupid funny.

Eyebrows do raise when a skinny little white boy steps out.

My husband is in Afghanistan right now and, about three months ago, we bought him a matching-numbers, ‘65 Ford Falcon that we’re in the slow, agonizing process of restoring. When we’re done, it’ll be a high-gloss black exterior with a black interior.

We’ve got about half a dozen 18-21 year old young men crawling all over it and they are having fun. (The car was just towed off so one young man could do the paint job at his place.)

The finishing touch will be the installation of pressure switches in the trunk and under the hood. When you open the trunk you’ll hear a man screaming like crazy, punctuated with “help! help! let me out! AAAAArugh!!!”

When you open the hood you’ll hear, “Dave... What are you doing Dave?...”

It’s a good thing that my husband has a great sense of humor! ;-)

And yes, when we give him the car we’re going to also present him with black sunglasses and a fedora.


30 posted on 09/24/2011 7:28:05 AM PDT by Marie (Heartless conservative)
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To: Daffynition
""""looking like a piece of aluminum foil, by the time the party is over."""""" ROFL I think he should be contacted and encourged to take it to Sturgis, jmo ROFL.

But then they wouldn't be able to see him, would they? teehee.

Can you imagine the drag against those sleak lines?? hahahaha, they would have to give him a handicap in a race.

31 posted on 09/24/2011 7:30:12 AM PDT by annieokie
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32 posted on 09/24/2011 7:32:00 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Marie

LOL!

OMG....I LOVE you guys!


33 posted on 09/24/2011 7:51:58 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: martin_fierro

http://www.alsacorp.com/products/mirrachrome/mirrachrome.htm


34 posted on 09/24/2011 7:57:54 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: Daffynition

Joey Ruiter is a complete fool!


35 posted on 09/24/2011 8:14:41 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Daffynition

A mirrored “invisible” motorcycle with the aerodynamics of a 74 Volvo. What could possibly go wrong?


36 posted on 09/24/2011 8:21:36 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Salamander

“[all I want out of life is a vintage HemiCuda...is that *so* much to ask?!?]”

Yes. Yes it is.


37 posted on 09/24/2011 8:28:31 AM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Daffynition

Thank goodnes he’s found a way to make mortorcycles less visible, it isn’t like I don’t almost hit one once a week.


38 posted on 09/24/2011 8:29:28 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Marie
What a great way to "fix" a car!

You guys sound like fun.....wish I were your neighbor! :)

39 posted on 09/24/2011 8:41:24 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: blackie
Not the brightest bulb in the box.

Here is a small outlay of the mechanics of the vehicle. The two-wheeler powered by a 1000 watt 48 volt electric hub motor can cover 90 miles. Through a smartphone with suited apps, you will get the details like speed, GPS tracking and more on the screen...like estimations of your DOA.

Last one out, turn out the light.


40 posted on 09/24/2011 8:44:48 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: CAluvdubya

It would only be fine if you were alright with the sound of random gunshots throughout the day! (My son makes his own ammo is is constantly testing out new rounds. Most of our neighbors are fine with it - they’re shooting, too - but there are two that absolutely hate us.)

:-)


41 posted on 09/24/2011 8:50:21 AM PDT by Marie (Heartless conservative)
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To: CAluvdubya; TalBlack; Marie; RegulatorCountry; Salamander
Whatzwrongwityouseguyz? You don't appreciate fine art? :)


42 posted on 09/24/2011 8:53:59 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

Hey, the collander ventilation is an inspired touch, didn’t notice that initially.

I may reconsider.


43 posted on 09/24/2011 8:56:05 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: DaxtonBrown
This guy designed a minimalalist church...as a way to franchise churches. It may not have a steeple, but it’s yellow door can immediately recognized as a place to get help and get connected. The Local Church is a satellite building that can be built anywhere and everywhere in the city: in strip malls, subdivisions and downtown alleys. The people who need church most can find it when and where they need it most.

He might need one nearby if he uses this bike on the road. Hussein Obama will use the idea for more community outreach offices, for his WTF re-election campaign.


44 posted on 09/24/2011 9:07:49 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

90 mile range at what speed? 18 mph?


45 posted on 09/24/2011 9:08:30 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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46 posted on 09/24/2011 9:12:05 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
My *zoom* feature shows it's really a grater...for disposing of kids who may run out in front of you on the street. :)


47 posted on 09/24/2011 9:13:03 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Seruzawa
You could walk faster, pushing it. :)


48 posted on 09/24/2011 9:18:34 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: TalBlack
BUZZ KILL!

;D

49 posted on 09/24/2011 9:19:24 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: COBOL2Java

LULZ!!! A vision of pure generic proportions.


50 posted on 09/24/2011 9:20:14 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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