The Death of the Trolley
By Tony Moore
Well once the Accident had happened and it was a few weeks later it came to the time to
collect the Trolley from the police pound, My mate John aka Red Baron took me to collect
it. He told me Be ready for them to find every thing wrong with it
Great I thought. So we arrived at the pound and I was greeted
by the Traffic inspector who show me to the trolley, Now this was the first time in a
police pound and it was the saddest thing to see Cars & Bikes crushed and broken all
over the place it was like a grave yard, each vehicle with a story and a tail to tell.
I was taken to a garage and inside was my baby The Trolley sitting there tattered &
torn I could not believe it handle bars bent tank dented seats fucked blown tire I knew it
was dead, Yeah John told me he can get it going But the soul had gone from her and no
matter what I would do to her she would never be the same Trolley again. Whilst we were
waiting the Inspector was very helpful offering me a cup of tea and batteries for my
camera. Then the Specialists turned up and this was the moment of truth.
Well they spent a good hour going over it with a fine tooth comb, they even shoved a
camera up the brake line to see if they were working ok, But surprisingly they found
nothing contractual wrong with it then they checked the lights now I knew that were ok,
but the horn never worked properly and when . Then they told me about the new laws that
are coming in and this was when I got a bit miffed. Here are those laws.
Front Lights: 2 head light so that other road users know that you are a Three wheel
(wot person in a car would know that??? A lot of people dont even know what
a Trike is.)
Number Plate: Front Number Plate (now I think this has been chucked out but I aint
sure but I shall not have one put on has it is dangerous)
Front Brake: I didnt have one but you have to by Law
..makes me think
that the people who make these laws have NEVER rode a Trike. Anyone who ride will know
that as soon as you pull in that hand brake and your back end will go spinning out of
control. It didn't matter as my Trike still broke well within the legal limits..HAHAHA!!
I then asked yeah but would any of this contribute to the
crash..Er..no was the reply. OK now that was done there was now
the problem of getting the Trike back to me mates. Now John just told me Leave
it to me. Next thing the Traffic cop comes up to me and tells me that
due to the NATURE of the accident they will pay for it to be
towed back to johns..Blimey thats a first. Well the we got her home John managed to
get her going after a couple of days and I rode her home. As soon as I got home I looked
at the Trolley and realised she had passed on
I thought Shell never be the same
Then it hit me I have here a potential new Trike with a bit of imagination and help I can
turn this around let the spending begin.
New Seats, New Exhausts, extra foot plating, new front end, Handmade Bars, Air Brushed new
tank. Low and be hold a new Trike.. I Had to get to Work
Well the months flew passed and the Trike now looks great but I needed a name? It now
looks gothicy but I still need a name. John came to the rescue again. I have a name book
for trikes I had put tighter for any ones that I build and I think there may be one just
for yours tone!
Sure enough there was the name Gothic Spirit and so the Spirit was Born.
Foot note Id like to thank the following people.. John & Peggy www.redbaronstriker.com Steve &