For some reason, really excellent people are flocking to Weather Station 1 to read about the Honda Highway, that stretch of California road that was repaved in a car promotion.
It’s just a quirky little story: Special grooves in the asphalt would create the William Tell Overture when Honda Civics crossed it at 55 mph. But neighbours complained about the noise, and the road was repaved. It was an oddball story, to be sure, but I’m at a loss to explain how that piece has now racked up more hits, more readers, than anything else here … in fact, more people read Honda Highway over the past two days than almost everything else put together. Thanks, readers.
Anyway, I got an e-mail about it, from a person called bradbar201:
Hey I read your one about the highway that makes music.
I have one here that if you take your bike on it you can do rap beats.
You have to hum or sing then ride and it comes out like beats.
Well, I can’t top that. I e-mailed this guy back and asked him to send me a video of him doing this, because I think it might be a real hit.
In the meantime, this is what the Honda Highway sounded like before it was repaved: