William Shatner "filled with dread and anticipation" about upcoming motortrike journey

84-year-old William Shatner is excited about his upcoming eight-day road trip, from Chicago to his home in Los Angeles. He'll do it astride a 3-wheeled vehicle called the Landjet. It looks like something Immortan Joe, the bad guy in Mad Max: Fury Road, might tool around on, rather than the captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Shatner says he isn't quite sure why he's doing this, other than for the sheer fun of it.

“It’s a jump into the dark,” he admits, though not one that will go undocumented. “I’m going to film it, and I’m wondering what the story is. The more I think about it, the more I realize it’s a ledger of an adventure into the unknown.”

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  1. May I put forward a simple solution to relieve Shatner's dread*?... bring along a red-shirt.

    *Shatner's Dread is the name of my new dub-metal band.

  2. Eight day trip? 84 years old?

    I bet for seven of them, the left turn signal will be blinking.

  3. Pray for the Wildcats!

  4. @frauenfelder - if I promise to ride my project bike across country, and say I feel nervous, do I get a plug? Its a bit more realized than that thing, as in I've actually been welding and cutting metal parts (at my local make space, no less) for a couple years now. Would be done in time for my own "summer 2015" trip, but I only work on it Saturdays, and don't have any computer plans to work of (all in my head, and manually milled).

    @jlw - since you apparently disabled direct reply to you post, let me point out here my front springs are just as visible and functional as the ones on the Rivet motorcycle. That is to say, they are still in the planing stage. Mine go behind the front wheel activated by a pull shock (hence the rope tied to the lower arm in the test assembly), as per Claude Fior's 1983 patent on a similar build. It seems self evident to me that the surplus of moving parts implies a front suspension, but hey, I'm not a movie star or web site publisher, just a guy who build stuff for fun.

  5. I would think this trike is more his style:

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