The article here the other day on a rowing bicyle in Row, Row, Row Your Bicycle, which to most folks seems like a pretty cool idea, made me think of another variation of the bicycle that I think is pretty novel.
It's is a treadmill bicycle. Merchant says "Have you ever wished you could get a quality treadmill workout without paying expensive gym prices? Look no further than the Treadmill Bike". (See treadmill bike here.)
In extolling the benefits of the treadmill bicycle, the merchant says "Today's urban landscape is increasingly dominated by large SUV's and multilane roadways. The Treadmill Bike's elevated running platform means you'll be seen over the hood of even the most heinously overbuilt motor vehicle." (Yes, the image of sitting in traffic on my treadmill bicycle with the large SUV's in multi lanes of traffic makes me wiggle with excitement.)
Umm, I personally don't get this product. If I wanted to walk my bicycle, can't I just get off my bicycle and walk with it? Isn't this the nightmare of most folks that they end up in several miles from home with a flat bike tire and have to walk the thing home? I realize "this is different" as it's a treadmill on top of a bicycle. ...but is it really that different? You're walking, and you have a bicycle you are pushing home and it will make you very tired.
What do you think of it?
Amused and Bemused
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