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Old 04-18-22, 06:34 AM
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Seems like a good alternative to bikes

Low impact enough? I'm checking other sources that say, you can easily cruise 20 mph on it. Same speed as bike but much lighter and much simpler and may take you faster on climbs.

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Old 04-18-22, 06:43 AM
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Can't run away fast enough from those.
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Old 04-18-22, 06:48 AM
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Old 04-18-22, 07:11 AM
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Old 04-18-22, 08:38 PM
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Without cycling, life would be a mistake.
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Originally Posted by ofajen View Post
Without cycling, life would be a mistake.

Very well said
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Old 04-18-22, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by frogman View Post
Very well said
Thanks. I just adapted it from Friedrich Nietzsche’s great line:

”Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Otto
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Old 04-18-22, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by qwaalodge View Post
Same speed as bike and much simpler.
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Old 04-18-22, 10:56 PM
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I likie !!!
would definitely give it a try!
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Old 04-19-22, 04:22 AM
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The movement and color would attract dogs from miles away.
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Old 04-19-22, 04:47 AM
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Those are certain to set a dog off.
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Oh, yeah, I'd give that a go!
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Old 04-19-22, 08:24 AM
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I don't ride my bicycle because there is not a "good alternative". I do it because I like it.
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Old 04-19-22, 08:42 AM
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Kinda surprised DARPA isnt throwing money at him.
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Old 04-19-22, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by qwaalodge View Post
Low impact enough? I'm checking other sources that say, you can easily cruise 20 mph on it. Same speed as bike but much lighter and much simpler and may take you faster on climbs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5V356k-9a8
Just a matter of time before an Epic Face Plant...
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Old 04-19-22, 09:28 AM
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I think I will stick with my bike and trike.
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Old 04-19-22, 09:53 AM
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I remember watching this on 1 of those invention shows. The would be investors were concerned with the learning curves and potential injury from that height. They passed on this but I think he finally brought it to production but wasn't that well received.
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Old 04-19-22, 10:59 AM
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I will stick with my bike, I like riding my bike, That looks like a good way to fall while walking. I can do that without increasing the altitude.
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Old 04-19-22, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
I think I will stick with my bike and trike.
This is how many feel about ... recumbents.
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Old 04-19-22, 11:24 AM
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Did anyone else think about this guy springing to action?


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Old 04-19-22, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The movement and color would attract dogs from miles away.
Bigger question in my mind is whether the movement and color of a cyclist would attract those things?

Just what we need, one more thing chasing us around and trying to knock us off our bikes.
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Old 04-19-22, 11:30 AM
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Did anyone else think about this guy springing to action?



He'd have to get sprung first. Not eligible for parole until next year.
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Old 04-19-22, 11:38 AM
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Oh, I thought he had. Maybe he had a parole hearing, but didn't get sprung? I am truly stumped.
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Old 04-19-22, 02:02 PM
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Those things look about as comfortable to wear as ski boots and they certainly don't look simple. I don't see it as an alternative to cycling but to each his own.
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Old 04-19-22, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post
Those things look about as comfortable to wear as ski boots and they certainly don't look simple. I don't see it as an alternative to cycling but to each his own.
Some versions uses leaf spring and have less moving parts. IMO, the leaf spring version will also be more efficient. Compared to bike, they are simple. No chain, no spokes, no gear shifting, no tires. You save lots of time having not to read endless debates on chain lube and spokes.


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