Green Machine wrote:So is anyone planning on going to pikes peak?
ummmmm... i guess not! http://groups.google.com/group/optibike-owners-group/browse_thread/thread/e5bbb00bb9bd774c#
craigTABER wrote:Team optibike is on the top of pikes peak, claiming first-7th places.
Introducing the new optibike 1100r. A 48V HILL CLIMBING MONSTER.
JOHN s. (Lowco2) was in first place at 1:07:00, 39 min
hill climbing 'monster'....
do you suppose that's a subconscious/subliminal freudian slip/tip o' da hat to chessmonster perhaps?
because congrats are in order to you greenchessmachine....
for your impact on advancing the revolution & changing the course of EV history.
had it not been for your organizing hill-climb events that laid the truth bare humiliating optibike...
sticking to your gunz both here & the optibike forums, enduring the flamethrower sessions over your relentless rants cuz you knew to be right...
which in turn led to the luncheon meeting with marketing director craig taber...
wherein you provided him the benefit of your experience selling ebikes & marketing consultation... all for freee
well sir, had it not been for your direct actions
along with bmxED & USVdennis delivering lethal body blows to craiggerz ego...
it's without a shadow of doubt there would be no optibike 1100r today
without yooze guize well placed hirachi upside optibutt in getting them to move on this.
oh, i'm certain craigger will refute that by claiming it's been in the works all along...
which i've no doubt that's true, you had even speculated as much.
no, at your meeting back in april craig wouldn't have been so adamant that they had no immediate plans on releasing an overvolt opti hiding behind liability FUD.
unless of course that was all pure overvolt BS, (he is
a marketing guy afterall!).
Green Machine wrote:i would like to say quickly that i was right in my guess that the leaders of opti have 40mph speed machines in their garages..and have had them way back when we were still riding zappies. They just cant release them to the public although they would like too. The liability is simply too great.
so what happened to suddenly miraculously sweep away all those issues that prevented a 40 mph optibike being released which appears to be no problemo
chessmonster/Green Machine happened, that's hoo!!
i hope craig has the nards to give credit where it's due for your role in stubbornly prodding the 1100r out of its boulder cavern into the light of day.
to maintain otherwise would be to admit he's full of it & nothing that comes out of his mouth is to be believed.
GM, sorry to hear about the setback in getting your own optikiller to the peak.
looking on bright side, you got them to blink & play their trump card.
and all it took was a widdle head-fake.
now that you know what to gun for there'll be no surprises next year when you "beat" him like a rented mule.
here's your consolation prize, all the proof you need that you really stuck in his craw & still weigh heavily on his mind even today.
sour grapes taste the sweetest, don't they?
remf wrote:Where were all the big talkers???
Still gloating in california about "beating" an optibike up a 100yd hill