I like to have a sense of accomplishment when I finish a project — a finely selected wood stain, or perhaps the nice turn of a table leg. Something to be proud of. The wood-cycle is something else again.
Hungarian Istvan Puskas poses with his wooden chopper in Tiszaors, 100 miles east of Budapest on Thursday. Puskas, a 52-year-old tractor driver, built his bike in two years from firewood.
Firewood ya’ll; that’s hardcore. Not only would I have never thought to do this I’d have never been able to carry it through with the sheer design issues Istvan here must have solved at close to every turn. I might worry a little if the thing gets hot and cracks or perhaps if he lays it over, but then again motorcycling isn’t for the faint of heart in the first place.