I've been putting it off (or I should say, my busy schedule has been putting it off), so I think on Thursday I'm going to go pick up a couple 100cc engines and mini-CV transmissions (like they use on pocketbikes) and build a proof of concept twin-engine go-kart (one engine drives the right, one drives the left, with caster wheels at the front)… I don't think I'm going to build the full-sized snowrail around two engines, but I at least want to give the idea a shot.
Other than that, I've got a long overdue article/interview on microdermals almost ready to go. I'm just waiting back on a few responses, but I hope that'll be up for the weekend.
I wonder… if a passing comet turned almost everyone except me and a couple of valley girls into red dust and/or zombies, how much internal-combustion-usable pure alcohol could you distill from the contents of a liquor store? I think you need about 96% alcohol to be able to burn it in a standard engine. That said, I know I can get over a thousand gallons a year per acre of sugar beats and a simple still (and get some moonshine at the same time), so why bother.
Not that I'm expecting Night of the Comet to be any more prophetic than, well, prophets in general.