So, I don’t hate this, but let’s be real, this isn’t a bike. Or a “half-bike”. It’s a trike. A stand up trike at that. Further, it seems like a cross between a Segway and, if you’re old enough to remember it, a Le Run. Still, it’s got bike wheels, is human-powered, and looks to move relatively quickly. I’d prefer to use it with horizontal bars instead of the singular grip, but it looks fun regardless. Of all the weird bike-ish contraptions that fill the rail-trails out there, this at least looks to be less intrusive than others. And at least the creator has a sense of humor about the whole project, as evidenced in the video.
Halfbikes.com for more info.
It’s a UK-based awareness program, but I would love to see something like this in the States. Sure, the commercial probably wouldn’t fly, but the side view mirror stickers are a wonderful idea. Or maybe the stickers should be put on the rear view mirror…or on the windshield…or on a cell phone. Regardless, any reminder to look for cyclists/motorcyclists/less visible road users is great.
Next time you throw an event and need to do some promotion, watch this and get inspired to do it on your bike instead of a car. It may not be as quick (if you are traveling as far as these guys), but it will be infinitely more enjoyable.
A new video series titled, “My Cycling Story”, highlights various personalities in the cycling community. The first video interviews Jonathan Juillerat of Bluegrass Bicycle Company. Jonathan has been a pioneer in the Indianapolis bike community for years as a cycling advocate, mechanic, co-owner of Sub 9 Productions, and now owner of a home-based bike fitting and sales business.
These videos are of professional quality and I look forward to future profiles, though no coming schedule has been offered at this time.