Hmmm. Maybe I’ve found the solution for mowing our mammoth front yard.

From ABC comes this dispatch:

A man riding on a suped up lawn mower set a new world speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a speed of 81 miles an hour.

“A lot of people might say you guys are crazy?”

“Yea I hear that all the time,” said Bob Cleveland as he sat atop his tricked out grass clipper. But if driving a suped up lawn mower down a track on top of a salt covered lake bottom means you’re crazy then Cleveland admits he’s crazy. “This is my job and I enjoy it. It’s a lot more fun than cutting the grass.”

When the wind died down on the Salt Flats, Cleveland hit the throttle and sped away. Within a few seconds he topped out at 81 miles an hour a new world’s record. “That was great, it felt good, I believe we can get a lot more out of it,” Cleveland said.

In addition to his speed work Cleveland also races on the professional circuit, winning the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association’s National Championship 8 times.

Unfortunately, Cleveland’s souped-up lawn mower doesn’t have a cutting blade.

Oh well.