My Lawnmower is Better than Yours!
March 21, 2003 12:43 AM   Subscribe

A man riding his lawnmower across the country started off by going in the wrong direction. Brad Hauter has his own lawnmower buisness, and in order to demonstrate how great his mower is, he's riding it from coast to coast. The problem is, he started on the west coast and headed west. Oops. (Link via Relevant Magazine.)
posted by wondergirl (9 comments total)
posted by i_cola at 1:19 AM on March 21, 2003

...some witty comment about that guy and The Straight Story...
posted by gluechunk at 1:25 AM on March 21, 2003

I want to see someone mow their way across the country. Then I would buy the mower.
posted by jdaura at 1:29 AM on March 21, 2003

A mower with 3000 miles on the clock? Sucker!
posted by i_cola at 1:43 AM on March 21, 2003

Is it street legal? ;)
posted by twine42 at 2:23 AM on March 21, 2003

Nobody in his entourage noticed he was going towards the west coast? I've only spent a weekend in San Francisco and could probably work it out... I love idiots like this. When I was a kid I had a copy of The Book of Heroic Failures by Stephen Pile which was full of similar tales and I couldn't put it down.
posted by jontyjago at 2:27 AM on March 21, 2003

"I do not seem to be making much progress," said Hauter, after arriving at Ocean Beach. "I did not make up the itinerary. It was our logistics team."

The article states that he's going to Los Angeles first. Of course there's going to be a little west-going involved.
posted by FreezBoy at 5:23 AM on March 21, 2003

I wonder if I can get him to mow my lawn when he come through my city. (Here's a route map.)
posted by moses at 6:38 AM on March 21, 2003

riding across the country to drum up business for his lawnmower company

Hmm, anybody else think that maybe his business might do better if he spent more time concentrating on running it than driving a lawnmower across the country every couple of years?
posted by piper28 at 11:13 AM on March 21, 2003

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