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Old 05-02-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Irish Mail cart questions

I found a cart similar to this one (possible purchase-plus it has a small "truck bed").
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge on these little guys?

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:04 AM   #2
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Remember riding on one when I was a little kid (wasn't mine - must have been a buddy's...) They were a blast to ride - went faster than you would think. Not good for steep hills though - no 'coasting'......
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Yeah, a downhill would get that handle pumping so fast your arms couldn't keep up, and your hands slipped off of it, and then if you happened to get your face into it, it would beat you senseless.
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I think I remember my little brother breaking an ankle when he messed up steering and got his shoe/foot under the axle when it went full-lock and crashed.

Other than that, they were fun!

Ahh, the good old days, when toys could hurt you, and you learned from it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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Dammit. Never seen one before, but now I want one.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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Yeah, a downhill would get that handle pumping so fast your arms couldn't keep up, and your hands slipped off of it, and then if you happened to get your face into it, it would beat you senseless.
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I think I remember my little brother breaking an ankle when he messed up steering and got his shoe/foot under the axle when it went full-lock and crashed.

Other than that, they were fun!

Ahh, the good old days, when toys could hurt you, and you learned from it.
Right on Steevo.................... I had to quote you as I had the same experience and my brother broke his ankle too and it was all in fun. We certainly learned to be more careful. Thanks for the memory.

Lot's of fun!

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I hear ya Steevo, I truly think life was better back then. We learned from it, or Darwin took over!



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