Thursday, May 06, 2010

R-R-R-R-AW Power


I can remember the exact moment I saw this, it was pretty important afterall, it was a device that made your bike sound like a motorcycle. Screw want, I needed this dammit, it was important.

My parents reviewed my case and shot it down claiming "Safety issues" when pressed further I pretty much got some sort of goofy answer like "People might think you're a motorcycle" it made zero sense.


Fortunately for me, none of the neighbourhood kids got one either, so I didn't have a constant reminder. The odd kid would cruise by the cul-de-sac I grew up on with one but it was rare.

8 comments:

Autumnforest said...

I love that, cause clearly the other kids would think you were driving a motorcycle, even though your legs are pedaling and you're sitting on a banana seat...I love the way kids think. I have a few of those myself. Girl's status depended on how many accessories Barbie had...the corvette, the townhouse, the hairdryer...

JFStan said...

OMG!!! I not only had a R-R-R-Raw Power, but you won't BELIEVE what I put it on.. My KICK-AND-GO!! Seriously!! Was I a nutty kid or what!?

Scoobmaster said...

I remember wanting this as well for my bike. Alas, like you, I was turned down by the my parents. I had to make do like all the other kids in the neighborhood by resorting to the playing card in the spokes held on by a clothes pin technique.

John III said...

And his Buffalo Bills jersey made him doubly cool!

(sarcastically said by a Dallas Cowboy fan)

Retro Hound said...

We just put cars in our spokes. I did get these for my kids though, so they still make them. Or did 5 years ago.

Tom said...

I didn't know this existed!
When I was a id, we used to tie a piece of cardboard that would strike the rays of the wheels and produce an impressive VRRRRRRRR !

JAM said...

"People might think you're a motorcycle". I'm sorry you had to deal with that line, it's even worse than the "you'll shoot your eye out" for wanting a BB gun. We just had to deal with playing cards and using up all of Mama's clothes pins for our engine noise.

Don said...

I had one on my tricycle, I didn't even ask for it, it was just always there. I didn't even believe it could come off or I'm sure I would have transferred it to every bike I've ever owned. It was pretty popular with the neighborhood gang and I remember I once had to retrieve it from another kid's backyard who had taken my trike home with him down the street.

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