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#1 BlueMound

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 06:40 PM

Interesting concept

"If you enjoy the simple pleasure of walking but wish it got you from A to B as quickly as cycling"

You get the exercise of walking (using an elliptical) but the cycle can generate speeds up to 15 mph.

 

http://www.gizmag.co...-bicycle/32342/

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 10:07 PM

perhaps the term 'elliptical scooter' can better describe this thing

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:16 AM

I know someone who bought an ElliptiGo.  It is similar to your product above.  I wasn't impressed with the quality of construction but I like the concept.  The gear system made a very noticeable sound when in-stride for some reason....I had assumed it was a cheap $299 mail order deal, but when I checked online, was surprised at the entry level model starts around $1800.  This sort of exercise is supposedly a lot less harmful to your back and neck than traditional biking.  If you are adverse to traditional biking due to injury or age, I'd suggest a recumbent trike...Greenspeed makes some great equipment that you can link in tandem or go solo.

 

http://www.elliptigo.com/Products

 

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Greenspeed Anura Recumbent Trikes In Tandem

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:42 AM

This looks similar to the "lying down" bicycles I've seen on occasion along the Trinity River trails.



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 03:48 PM

Just saw this article in WSJ about powered skateboards...

 

http://online.wsj.co...le_EditorsPicks

 

The idea is a skateboard makes more sense than a bike if you're meeting up with a bus.  Pretty cool but I'm holding out for the Back to the Future Hoverboard.






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