Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vacay: Day 6

Damn, my last vacation post was on July 30th. How did I get so far behind? I only went on vacation for a week but it's taking me forever to talk about it. I hope I can remember all the exciting events that occurred. Aha! I kind of remembered what happened. We went to this awesome go-kart place called Motor World (I think that was the name of it, it might of been Captain Ned's fast paced kart racing). This place had lots of different tracks and go-karts to ride. They had some pretty fast ones, I was whippin' around the turns. I think I can go up against Earnhardt Jr  now.

Amidst the tracks was a small section of games you would find at a fair. There was a particular one that intrigued us. There was a Russian guy with an old style bike. He had lots of prizes to win, such as a PS3, flat screen tv, remote control cars and other cool gizmos. The object was to ride this bike a distance of 8 feet without falling off and you would win. The catch was that the steering was reversed, if you turned the handlebars right, the tire turned right and vice-versa. You were given 3 tries. It seemed easy so I gave it a try. The following video is my first youtube video. Watch it all the way through. Try and listen to the Russian guy, he was very amusing.





I'm convinced if I practiced for about an hour, I could do it. He made it look so easy. I don't think we captured it on video but he brought over a girl (who I think was his sister) to show us that even a girl could do it. We watched 2 other people try to do it, they didn't have any better luck than I did. I'm going to cut this post short. I have a few other videos of that day I want to post but haven't uploaded them up to youtube yet. Also I want to do a review of the place we went for dinner. The next vacay post will be a continuation of this one.

16 comments:

Copyboy said...

HILARIOUS video!!! For some reason I would've like the russian guy to say the word "Blue Jeans".

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Ah, you gave it a good try, PTM. I see why you're still practicing on your tricycle.
PS That Russian guy was pretty annoying. I think it's his fault.
xoRobyn

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dude, you thought about it too hard!

Pat Tillett said...

That was hilarious. It didn't matter how long you thought about it. The result was the same. I'm sure I would somehow hurt myself...
Whenever I hear that russian accent I think about KGB from the movie "Rounders."

loved the video...

baygirl32 said...

wayyyyy too much thinking going on there. I would have fell on my butt and probally took the russian guy off his chair!

SY said...

This just reminds me that I am in desperate need for a vacation.. my last Vacay was hmmmm... last yr this time..

funny video btw..

peace..

Marlene said...

Too frickin' funny!!! Love the expression on your face after the dude "showed you how it's done". LOL!

Baby Sister said...

Lol. Good job for trying. :)

Geof said...

Carnys are shady ass people. They live off trickery and deception. I am sure if you or I practiced it for a while we could do it. The fact that he kept running his mouth to distract you is another ploy that the carnys use against the normal folk.

Cheeseboy said...

Ha ha! It was making my brain hurt just watching you try.

RaShelle said...

Oh my . . . LOL. So glad YOU'VE had a vacation. I'm going to talk to my husband right now!!! =D

Darrin.. said...

That would seriously be hard to get used to, but you're right.. with a little practice, it would become second nature. However.. you'd then fall flat on your face when switching back to a regular bike!

Chuck said...

You didn't fail for lack of thinking! My head hurt just watching you try and figure it out...so easy! Dude, where was your helmet from the horseback ride? Seems more appropriate for this game.

Wreckless Euroafrican said...

We had a similar thing here some years ago. My friends and I were typical teenagers, and had mastered riding our BMX bikes on their back wheels. So, we took the owner of the store / stand for at least 5 big prizes before he banned wheelies!!!!!

Salagatle!

The theory is such:- The handlebars work through a very sensitive gearing system. When u turn right, even slightly, the wheel goes left, a lot. There is also a possibility that when he takes the bike from you, or when he sits on it, he has a way of "locking up" the handle/wheel fear system. However, when U get that baby on the back wheel, u in da business!

Marnie said...

That guy's accent reminded me of The Count off of Sesame Street. 1...2...3...ahhhahhhhahhhh!

margg. said...

this is, rather excellent.