An attempt to cross the English Channel in a pedal-powered dirigible has failed. French blimp-bike aficionado Stephane Rousson was defeated by headwinds blowing at several miles per hour. "We were about three-quarters of the way across but the wind was flowing in the wrong direction for me to make it across," the disappointed …
It's insane, It's dangerous, It's pointless, It's going to end horribly, and most of all - it doesn't work.
So why oh why oh why haven't the Free World's favourite big brain brigade been in touch to design a pedal-powered blimp so that America's special forces and thought-controlled pet cyborg moths can fight terror?
.... for a twatdangle.
Yould have thought the whiff of cheese from 16 km would be enough to make him surrender a little later at least.
On another note, in case there are any more intellectual heavyweights entering the "cross the channel like a dick" competition, its shorter if you start from Folkstone or Dover than from hythe.
He might even have got some cheese if he had only looked at a map.
So the pedal power was so weak on this blimp unless it was completely calm (Never happens in the channel) he would have been fighting the wind and losing or going with the wind and cheating.
I'm guessing the only reason he did it was because he didn't think it through.
That Swiss guy with his jet wings must be laughing his ass off.
It's not as if he will be the first.
The first, and I'm sure only, man powered flight over the channel was on 12th June 1979 by a 'Merkin called Bryan Allen. The plane was called Gossamer Albatross, and looked like it was made of cling film and drinking straws. (Mostly because it was)! Pedal powered, and generated it's own lift in forward motion, unlike this "risible dirigible"! (Thanks for that one)
I know this because I watched him take off from the western apron at "The Warren". (And it was my Mum's birthday that day).
And it's Folkestone, not Folkstone.
Stop. Because he should. TTFN
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