Status: Active

USB Pale Horse


Ever since Skunk started working at Merlin in '96, he dreamt of making a chopper out of titanium. Shortly after he learned to weld the dream came true.

The rear triangle of the ship was from an early Merlin mountain bike frame with a grease-guard bottom bracket. The front triangle was made from discarded Merlin XLM with a head tube that had been partailly welded without argon on the inside and therefore not acceptable to sell. Skunk flipped the front triangle upside down, which raked out the head tube angle significantly. A titanium monotube fork sleeved over a steel inner tube completed the look. The fork used to be adjustable, but galvanic corrosion has take that feature away - probably for the best, we don't want to stress out that one monotube anyway. Plus the ship has a titanium handlebar to match. He named it Pale Horse - the first of the four choppers of the Apocalypse.

When Skunk finished this ship, he was the happiest pilot in the multiverse. All the pilot wait rest on that little mountain bike saddle, it's prone to wheelies.It's twitchy as can be, and doesn't want to fly straight but rather flip flop all over the place. To Skunk, it felt like a real fighter plane, fast and nimble. Skunk didn't care about any of that one bit. He would park it on top of his dresser in front of his bed, so he could wake up in the middle of the night, gaze at it, whispering "it's real"... then fall back into dreams.

Specifications

ClassBattleship
ConfigurationFighter
Missions224
Light Years3805.391
Thrust Rating8.88
Handling Rating3.29
Difficulty Rating7.93
Max Warp8

Construction Data

Hull MaterialTitanium
Hull TypeTitanium Merlin Corpses
Chief EngineerFleet Admiral Skunk
BuilderFleet Admiral Skunk
WelderFleet Admiral Skunk
OriginMerlin's Scrap Bins
Christened on970203
LocationFort Tyler
Navi RetroSide-pull Caliper
Primary RetroSide-pull Caliper

Missions

StardateMissionPilot
210904   Taco Party! Hatchet
210821   Made of Sugar Grog
210515   Asteroid Belt Amble Habit
201031   Vortex-20 Habit
191102   Hallowheels 19 Kongzilla
190706   Two By Two, How About You? Wombat
190601   The Fog of Time: SCUL Day '19 Kongzilla
190525   Life Support Synthesis Wombat
190427   Pullin' G's Lordmcfuzz
181013   Alien Egg Investigation Lordmcfuzz
181006   Skunk Day: Episode 500 - A New Hope Civitron
180915   Cats In Space eXceSs
180721   Thunderclaws Is Coming To Town Dado
180630   Hot Night Squirt Gun Fight! Antlers
180526   SCUL Day 22 Johnny Five
180519   Soggy Ninjas Smith
180512   Persephone Calling Antlers
171104   Life Day 2017 perilous
171021   Rocky Hyperspace Picture Show perilous
171008   Largest Parade Formation Ever Antlers
170916   Meskenas Mischief Mau
170910   For The Points Lordmcfuzz
170909   Bermuda Triangle Lordmcfuzz
170909   Glorious Sandchasers present Monbies & Dandies Lordmcfuzz
170826   By The Book Kongzilla
170819   Unbirthday: A Mad Tea Party Antlers
170722   Chop To The Hop Lordmcfuzz
170701   SCUL Day Observed BaneThunderwolf
170520   Eggscape To Poo Island Tyrian
170422   Creampuff Wombat
170415   Egg-zaduration Prince Al
161015   Colour Out of Space (Starchaser Century) Lordmcfuzz
160917   Peter Pan - Return of the Lost Boys Possum
160910   Space Camp Jr. Wombat
160903   U-Want To Do What? Johnny Five
160820   Ghost Train Johnny Five
160814   Dawn Patrol Johnny Five
160806   A View To A Thrill Johnny Five
160730   Pretty Princess Lordmcfuzz
160723   Castles In The Sand Proteus
160625   Lickety Splat Proteus
160521   Night Market Rendezvous *TOP SEKRET Tyrian
160430   Divine Comedy Epoxy
160423   White Hole Epoxy
150919   Bog Standard Ops Epoxy
150808   Take 'er Easy Wombat
150606   Hey Nineteen: SCUL Day 2015 packrat
150523   Photon Overdrive Wombat
150509   Honking Brass Band, Hidden Rhino Tyrian
150411   Ellipsoidal Oviform Search and Rescue magneato
141018   Flying in the Face of Providence DreadFlint
140802   Leave It To Chance Wombat
140426   Smooth Sailing Wombat
140419   Keester Bunny Wombat
140405   Alphonsemission '14 Self Destruct
131102   Omegamission 2013 magneato
130810   Low Places, Tight Spaces, Permagrin Faces Count Zero
130727   SCULimpics 2013 Count Zero
130629   Radiation Warz!!! Civitron
130622   Super Mooning: The Revenge DeathTrap
130601   Sweet Seventeen magneato
130518   Raise A Flag Wombat
130420   Defusion DrClaw
130406   Alpacamission '13 Chomps
120818   Flight of the Bumblebee Triumphus
120811   Shabadoonicorn dogi
120721   Orange You Glad It's Pecan Day? dogi
120630   One Wet Pilot steerpike
120616   Where My Party At? DreadFlint
120609   SCUL Day: Can You Dig It? Klobb
120526   I Don't Want To Grow Up PainBunny
120421   Tea and Grackle steerpike
120407   Cranktabulous Alphamission! Self Destruct
111231   Cranks for the Memories eXceSs
111015   Gag Me With A Raspberry Beret DrClaw
111008   Skunk Day ZyGoat
111001   Medley Mission Civitron
110910   Century Bendicorium Quo SCULibum Non Sit eXceSs
110903   Movie Night and Bicycle Alchemy steerpike
110827   Hurricane Shmurricane Fleet Admiral Skunk
110723   Gong Swimmin' DrClaw
110702   Wild Goose Chase Stogie
110625   Turn It Up DrClaw
110611   Ships at Sea Wombat
110521   So Long And Thanks For All The Ι&#... Wombat
100626   T.R.O.N. Veal
100522   Secret Places Veal
090718   Peeecamatic: Pechanical DrGee
090523   Beach 'n' Heat hackworth
090516   Fro00oot L0o0ops hackworth
080809   SCULimpics BaneThunderwolf
080802   Lost Boys BaneThunderwolf
080628   S'more In Store PainBunny
080614   Kick It Like Vomit PainBunny
080531   Starship Safari BaneThunderwolf
080524   Space Truckin' PainBunny
080419   Don't Tell Megaseth it's MegaSeth Day Veal
080405   AlphaMissle 08 Mosquito
070811   Who's Got Tool Bag? [Diva Day] Veal
070804   Radiation Treatment PainBunny
070728   Hapto Day Veal
070611   Anarchy Day Veal
070526   Rotwang Day PainBunny
070428   Ollie Ollie Oxen Free PainBunny
070421   Down By The Old Mill Stream... Percentin
070421   OMG BBQ Crispy Ravers Percentin
070414   Suburban White Boy Lament [MegaSeth Day] Dozer
070407   ALPHA 007 Percentin
060930   Bovine Bonanza Mosquito
060916   Big Trouble In Little China Nosepicker
060909   Homecoming Queen PainBunny
060902   Forced Acceptance Nosepicker
060812   eXtremo™ Nameless Day, 2006 Spooky
060805   Swing Set (Diva Day) Zappa
060722   Midnight Leopard Death Squad 2006 Mosquito
060716   SCULimpics De-Briefing Friend
060603   SCUL Day 2006 Mosquito
060527   Keep On Truckin (Rotwang Day) Secret Chief
060520   Crack Day Of Awesome PainBunny
060506   Alphamission 06 Mosquito
051022   Penultimate Radiation Conundrum Mosquito
051015   Radiation Scattering Dreamer
051001   OctoberTest PainBunny
050917   Rain Rain Go Away Scrapple
050910   Moose Day Celebrated PainBunny
050903   Somethin or other Mosquito
050826   Operation Super Posi PainBunny
050820   Egg Toss PainBunny
050813   No NoWay Day Spooky
050730   NamelessDay: Local Defense System Pierogi
050723   Megaseth Day PainBunny
050716   Post SCULimpics Scurvy
050709   One Bike To Rule Them All Spooky
050702   WalTor Day (2005) Spooky
050625   LowKey Sweetums
050618   DiscoInferno (VomitDay 2005) Spooky
050604   SCUL Day 2005 Mosquito
050529   Century Of Evil And Death Spooky
050528   Full Metal Jackets (R0twang Day) Spooky
050514   Stoodio53 PainBunny
050507   Iron Pouring Mosquito
050423   Radiation Overload PainBunny
050416   Mega Seth a liscous Sweetums
050409   Beta Missssion 05 PainBunny
041030   Hallowheels 2004 (Omegamission) PainBunny
041023   Recurse The 'Verse Dirt
041016   Jump Start Dirt
041009   Skunk Day 04 PainBunny
040918   Broken Pickle Brewer
040905   Southern Exposure (Century 04) PainBunny
040814   NoWay No-Show PainBunny
040731   Tour De Nosepicker PainBunny
040710   Chop-In Theater (Waltor Day) Steel Reserve
040619   I Dunno (vomit day) PainBunny
040612   Studio 53 Trogdor
040605   SCUL Day 2004 (Abandon All Clothes) Vegetable
040529   Wherever The Wind Blows Phooka
040501   ShortAnd Sweet PainBunny
040424   Oppo Oppo Phooka
040417   Stop N Chop Side Show Doh
040410   Beta Ride PainBunny
040403   Alphamission 04 Phooka
031101   Hallowheels 03 PainBunny
031025   As Seen On TV PainBunny
031018   Tour De Ville Rotwang
031011   Pump Up The Volume Zoom
031004   Skunk Day 03 Rotwang
030920   Arbor Mayhem PainBunny
030913   Port Foint PainBunny
030906   Breaking Headlines Vegetable
030830   Century 03 Rotwang
030809   Large Melon LoJack
030802   Storm The Castle NoWay
030726   Two Miles Per Hour Rotwang
030712   Happy Fun Times Bike Club Nameless
030621   Vomit Day 03 NoWay
030614   Double Distress Call Rotwang
030531   Double Clutchin' Diesel Drenchin' Rotwang
030524   The Best Little Warehouse In Fenway Giraffe
030517   Crack Day 2003 Rotwang
030503   Back In The Saddle Rotwang
030412   SloMoBetaMission Rotwang
030405   AlphaMission MoneyShot
021102   Hallowheels Vegetable
021026   Last Dance LoJack
021019   Take The Canoli Pikachu
021012   Radiation Control TwistedMike
020928   SCULimpics 2002 Rotwang
020921   Massive Entropy Denial Spaz
020427   Derby World Flama
020413   5000 Mile Mark BarFly
010929   Storytime BiopC
010908   Skylab Splashdown Sparky
010804   Pancreatic Cramitore LoJack
010728   Jamaica Pain CommVic
010701   Super Heavy Radiation LoJack
010624   Square Ride Lord Astilbee
010609   Moon Over Aborertum ViciousSquirrel
010602   Mmmm... Ice Cream Freewheel
010505   Suicide Mission Dropout
010428   Get Lost BarFly
001014   Moon Over Arboretum Soul Sucka
001001   Close-Up And Personal grendel
000906   Logan Express Sparkplug
000902   Constellation Hop MoneyShot
000813   Good Buy Money MegaTron
000812   It Was Working When We Left Tank
000624   Pain Gropo
000520   19 Pilots Mucus
000506   Wake Up The Dead Mucus
000416   Fudley Dudley Mucus
000401   April Fools Pig
991010   Fresh Fodder For The Derbies Gropo
991002   Phat Red Line Gropo
990926   Double Derby Lone Wulfe
990925   Silver Scream Gropo
990905   Treasure Hunt Kung Fool
990829   Blunt Facial Trauma Kung Fool
990822   AquariAss Kung Fool
990613   SCULimpics '99 Paz Rok One
990523   Geek Corner NoWay
980808   Asphalt Bounce Stinky
980718   On With The Show MegaSeth
980417   Dilly Dally Destinys Child