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Pedal Powered Rollercoaster

sky cycleRollercoaster enthusiasts who visit Washuzan Highland Park in Japan don’t just have to wait in line to ride the Skycycle. They have to pedal it uphill! The unique, green rollercoaster is pedal powered and seems to boast some amazing views, as well. The only electricity the Skycycle uses is for nighttime illumination, and maybe Japanese engineers will remedy that sooner or later.

Visit www.slightlywarped.com for more photos.

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4 Comments

  1. jimmyFebruary 4, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I’m not scared to admit it… that looks terrifying.

  2. rickFebruary 4, 2009 at 9:46 am

    That’s awesome!! I’d totally ride that thing.

  3. BrianFebruary 4, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I don’t understand why there are brakes on the cars… that seems most dangerous of all.

  4. Shiny FluFebruary 5, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Brian: I’m guessing it’s to help stop you.

    For example:
    - someone slower in front of you
    - coming to the end of the ride

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