September 26, 2005

Motorcycles: Etymology

TAR SNAKE (n): A repair of cracking on a paved road that involves pouring tar onto the cracks, sealing them. Very slippery until they have been aged, usually about a week.

In trying to sell my bike, and having no joy from newspapers (I live in a slightly out-of-the-way location), I finally decided to sell it in a shop, giving up a commission. The owner took Clover out for a test ride and got about 20 meters before hitting a tar snake and dropping her.


Ah, well. I guess I'll just have to sell bits of my body so I can afford this beastie, eh? Coming out next year...


posted by Thursday at 9:49 am


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