Coming to work this morning there were two trikes parked on Main St. I’d have to say that both were rat trikes (if there is such a category). Rat bikes are motorcycles that the owner goes out of their way to make uniquely ugly. So here were these two obviously homemade vehicles, both towing rather large trailers. One of them was powered by a small block V-8 which you would expect for this type of project. But this one had me puzzled. First, I’m not a trike guy. I think by the time you put three wheels on a vehicle, and then tow two more, you might as well get a convertible. A trike and trailer isn’t a motorcycle anymore, and at least with a convertible you get to sit side by side and you don’t have to wear a helmet. But I’m sure that would just be too mainstream for the type of folk who make projects like this. But what really had me wondering is what kind of guy builds a trike from scratch using the heavy metal framing as this guy did, and choose for your powerplant something that most likely came out of a Ford Pinto? Now that’s macho.