So, What’s Your Ride? Since the dawn of civilization the human race has been finding ways to get point A to point B.
Humans have been doing this visit a loved one, to forage for food (or to buy food at a restaurant or fast food place), to find building supplies to build or improve their humble abodes. We’ve also been doing it to fill our bellies with fine wine or beer. It’s a fact that we’ve always been on the move.
You can walk in style
Early humans / cavemen most likely attempted the journey from point A to B on their feet and these days getting around on your feet has become much comfier than those early days. Especially if you’re wearing a pair of these Converse Chuck Taylor II’s. I couldn’t get a pair because they did not have them in my size, but if you can get your hands on a pair, they’re totally worth the R950 at the Converse store.
You can get a horse
You are also more likely to engage in online horse betting than getting on an actual horse to get yourself from point A to B these days, but if you’ve got the cash, buy yourself a horse to ride on the weekend. It might just be what you need to connect with nature and feed your spiritual side with some positive vibes.
You can ride in style
At some point in history humans invented the wheel and started moving around a lot quicker. It started with chariots and wagons in ancient and medieval times, but since Karl Benz patented his internal combustion engine in the 1886, humans have been striving to travel around in style.
If you like cars, maybe you should start saving up for one of these babies. This is a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita and it will only set you back a cool $4.8 million (roughly R76 million). It has a dual-supercharged V8 with a total output of 1,004 horsepower. It can reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, 120 mph in 13.5 seconds and has a top speed of 255 mph.
If you like to travel around on two wheels, this might be the iron horse for you. This is the Ecosse ES1 Superbike. It’s the fastest and most expensive motorcycle in the world. It has a price tag of $3.6 million (roughly R57 million) and a top speed of 230 mph. This is definitely not something for the faint-hearted if you ask me.
Moving into the 21st century and sadly it turns out that Back To The Future‘s predictions were a little off. We don’t have everything the film predicted way back then, but at least there’s a few hoverboard out there.
Sadly Swagway (one of the leading hoverboard sellers in the USA) is telling customers to stop using its devices after the US Consumer Products Safety Commission deemed nearly all hoverboards unsafe recently. That doesn’t take anything away from the fact that this is pretty awesome though and a boy can dream after all.
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