Downhill from Here

Well…it rolls. After its first test run, Team Blockgear are pleased to announce that its soapbox chasis works. Reaching an eye-watering 5.7 mph we were able to match, indeed pass, some pedestrians in Roundhay Park, Leeds. We’re not yet up to “casual jogging” speed but it only feels like a matter of time (scientific experiment 1: Did we get overtaken by a jogger running with her dog? Answer: Yes. Observation: Much work still to do). On the negative side, we seem to have a rear wheel that bobbles about making whole soapbox look like a forlorn wannabe clown car. Of course, on the day this will be a positive as everybody who has witnessed it to date has pointed and laughed. Remember, we are here to entertain.