It’s hard to ghostride a Prius

When I’m at home I live in the Bay Area (the area around the San Francisco Bay, including SF, Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose, and surrounding communities), which has its own rap subculture. This includes unique slang terms, expressions, sideshows, and dance moves. This article (subscription required) is a good primer. One popular Bay activity is ‘ghostriding the whip,’ where you idle your car forward and everyone hops out and walks around outside it. If you have good looking people they go on top of the car or on the hood. I tried to ghostride my Prius the other day. When I got out of the driver’s seat, not only did the car start beeping and flashing messages at me, but without pressure on the pedals the car just slowed to a stop. With the combo gas/electric engine, when you ride at slow speeds the gas engine shuts off, and the electric engine doesn’t idle forward as well. Ghostriding hybrids presents a tough challenge. Probably I just need to find a hill that’ll roll the car for me.

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4 thoughts on “It’s hard to ghostride a Prius

  1. Eric

    HAHAHAHHA. Kevin Burke you got a Prius? Also, I’ve been reading what you have written. You have talent. Thanks for all the insights on undergraduate admissions. Good luck at UPenn

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  3. oakbridge

    Hi, I noticed your post on the subject and I just wanted to let you know about our new wed page on the subject of Ghost Riding The Whip.
    This web page is very new and as time goes on it will become better and more interesting. We are trying to make it a fun place for people interested in the subject to gather. This web site has many features. The main feature is the movies that we have gathered. We have several videos featured. We have the best of the newer ones and several of the older ones. We will get more. There is also a chat room available, free for all to use. We also have a comment section on the bottom of each page and we invite everyone to leave as many comments as you like. As a matter of fact we have on purpose not made too much comment on the video. We prefer you did it. We also have a car owner and driver tips section. That is a lot of stuff and it is all free. Right now there are 40 articles on subjects like car insurance, car shows, car maintenance, car accidents, auto loans, and safe driving. We would like to ask people to submit their movies for consideration. We get our videos of people Ghost Riding the Whip all over the place. A lot come from http://www.youtube.com and http://www.myspace.com . If you do one and it is good and creative let us know where you posted it and we might include it on our pages. We will have a special section on our web site for videos that have the words http://www.ghostridingthewhip.info on the picture. In the future we could have contests of video production on the Ghost Riding Theme. And maybe get-togethers at places and times around the country where Ghost Riding The Whip is practiced…..

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