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And now for something completely different -- bike kiting

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:18 pm
by gatorjos
My awesome and slightly crazy friend Olivier Peyre going around the world kite-biking (and para-gliding and sailing).
Check out the super minimal and light bar:



He said the furthest he has gone like that is 40km. It looks wicked labor intensive to me...

Re: And now for something completely different -- bike kitin

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:21 am
by windstoked
Pretty cool, but impractical for transportation in most areas. Having learned to kiteboard on a longboard and trainer kite, we were quite challenged to find rural roads without power lines and high trees along the side. The center of gravity is too high also, although somewhat compensated by his heavy ballast of panniers.

Re: And now for something completely different -- bike kitin

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:56 pm
by 1618to1
Curious to see how long the tires can last holding an edge.