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Yello - The Race.

I was out on my bike this morning, and at some point I looked ahead and could see two people on their wheelchairs in the far distance. I think everyone knows that I have a fondness for electric wheelchairs, so I got my phone ready to click a moment.

As I approached them, something seemed a little strange, but I couldn't quite work out what it was, until I got right up behind them. They were yapping away, swerving all over the shop, and they were seriously moving. Fast. It was only when the guy on the right deftly manoeuvred around an oncoming man walking his dog that I realised this couple were actually racing each other!

I followed them and clicked this. They stayed in a deadlock all the way to the shops before I got a chance to pass them by.

Bloody speed freaks.
28th Jun 2008, 19:11   | tags:,

Caine says:

Hahahaha. Gotta watch out for those street racers. :D Brilliant shot.

28th Jun 2008, 19:24

JokerXL says:

Hehe, Xl-ent

28th Jun 2008, 19:58

nige says:

i wish everyone was there, it was so damn funny.

28th Jun 2008, 20:07

Twiglet says:

No clear winner then?

28th Jun 2008, 21:05

nige says:

they were neck and neck all the way!

28th Jun 2008, 21:18

Jane Doe says:

good pic, great story : )

28th Jun 2008, 22:27

nige says:

true story jane :)

29th Jun 2008, 10:17

PrincessJun says:

hahaha - brilliant! Great shot as well.

29th Jun 2008, 12:18

Spiderbaby says:

Woah! You can really feel the speed!

29th Jun 2008, 17:14

nige says:

they were going fast, but i did photoshop this a little!

29th Jun 2008, 18:03

hype says:

any drifting action?

1st Jul 2008, 16:54

nige says:

haha. lack of any drifting going on. these things corner like they're on rails, i tell thee.

1st Jul 2008, 17:26

taniwha says:

Nice pics ... if they were kids on skateboards there would be hell to pay

1st Jul 2008, 20:01

minkey says:

made me chucke :-) can they get speeding tickets?

2nd Jul 2008, 12:37

Rick says:

Race what ya brung is the street racers credo. Must work for the sidewalks, too!
The guy gotta have a blown 4.27 amp against the ladys turbo'd 3.83 amped overdrive!

4th Jul 2008, 10:53

MaggieD says:

This made me smile :)

4th Jul 2008, 23:11

Judo-Jule says:

We should totally open that group- I collected some wheelchair material at the seaside.

21st Jul 2008, 18:37

nige says:

yes! do it! that would be so great.

21st Jul 2008, 18:46

Judo-Jule says:

Me? No. You.

I don't know how to do that. I am a girl. Meep meep.

21st Jul 2008, 20:42

nige says:

i've started too many groups. your turn missy!

21st Jul 2008, 21:06

Judo-Jule says:

mmmmkay. i'll take care of it!

21st Jul 2008, 21:27

nige says:


21st Jul 2008, 21:36