the Manufactory -- origins

Many readers often wonder where the venerable industrial and cultural giant, HL88 Manufactory, originated. While most of the facts remained sealed for security reasons, HL88 publicists have released a rare glimpse into the 1961 mobile hyperbaric chamber project. Conventional wisdom of the day dictated that athletes live in these suits for 31 days prior to any strenuous activity.  This increased their bariatric interface threshold levels. HL88 scientists have since proven that maximum interface thresholds can be achieved after 60 days of continuous use. Go figure. 


Tunnel of Terror Trauma Terminated

Local cyclists celebrate the destruction of the Tunnel of Terror along Petroleum Way.  The dark oversized culvert was filled with pools of stagnant water, the home of dengue fever. The many unseen potholes and gaping fissures were all capable of bending rims. Those who entered feared the acid splash from the fetid stench of the unknowable.  Entering the Tunnel of Terror always began with a quick prayer that no on-coming oil hauling 18 wheeler would be met before a bone shaking exit could be effected. The Tunnel of Terror was an unsatisfying warm-up for the "the most frightening 90 seconds of cycling" when the peleton mixed with a multitude of 18 wheelers to cross Highway 16.
Foto proof that giant snippers can slice the galvanized culvert material like scissors cutting a thin cellulose product. 
Travel is discouraged in this area for the next 18 months while a suitable replacement structure is located and installed. 
 In the meantime enjoy your ride.