And now for something completely different -- bike kiting

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And now for something completely different -- bike kiting

Postby gatorjos » Wed May 28, 2014 10:18 pm

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

Postby windstoked » Thu May 29, 2014 8:21 am

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

Postby 1618to1 » Thu May 29, 2014 3:56 pm

Curious to see how long the tires can last holding an edge.
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