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Bikesailing


"Volusia County, Florida, circa 1903. 'Sailing bicycles on the beach at Ormond.' 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company."
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From Godfrey Stephens

5 comment s:

Tim Joe Comstock said...

Pretty wild! I was just there on my morning ride. Those bikes give the expression "jibe ho!" a new and exciting meaning. But it looks like fun nonetheless.

tj

Martin said...

A few years back I saw a guy on a recumbent trike with a sail rolling north on Hwy.101 up here in Oregon. The bike was loaded for travel, but he was doing 20mph+ - uphill!

Kay L. Davies said...

This is a fabulous photo, Lloyd. 1903 — my grandmother was a baby then. I love it!
K

Klaas said...

That reminds me of my two kids and myself "bike sailing" 5 years ago.
I used my cargo bike. My girls were sitting in the bike and both where holding an umbrella to propel us. Lots of fun!
I will try to send a short (low quality) video of this to you.

You can buy a sailing recumbent that is street legal (in the Netherlands, that is). It is called a whike.

Regards, Klaas.

Anonymous said...

and, how abou this...

Don’t know anything about these, but seems like an idea which might become popular

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324328204578572011343756542.html?mod=trending_now_3

some cool models
http://rollingorangebikes.com/

http://yubabikes.com/

a quick look at google images is pretty impressive
http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1600&bih=805&q=cargo+bikes&oq=cargo+bikes&gs_l=img.3..0l7j0i5l3.1330.3718.0.3850.11.10.0.1.1.0.111.958.7j3.10.0....0...1ac.1.19.img.lFjMkGezT-Y


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