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10/23/12 4:14 P

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I hear ya...drool-worthy nonetheless...! :-)

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10/23/12 3:43 P

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how do we justify $$$$$$ for a velomobile???? got in enough trouble buying a trike and then updating it with a hub motor.

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10/23/12 12:37 P

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Just came across this freaking AWESOME demo of a ride in a velomobile. Can't place the location, but their was mention of South Africa...? Definitely NOT the USA:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXIAu2b_rHw

Check out the SPEEDS this guy is getting entirely pedal-powered! Cruising along, ho-hum at 40-45 kph or 25-30 mph!!

He says: "My ride to one of my workplaces. It took roughly 17 minutes (including about 4 minutes of waiting at traffic lights). To drive it takes me 15 minutes!"

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10/19/12 8:18 P

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Don is back! And over drive with Eco boost.

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10/19/12 5:00 P

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AC, bluetooth, wet bar... :-)

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10/19/12 12:24 P

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was thinking of a velomobile shell since it's wet and rainy in Tacoma now. have to put on my rain gear to go riding.

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10/19/12 12:23 P

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Don, Where is the AC kit?

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Very cool! Thx for passing this along...might tempt this "all thumbs" kinda guy toward becoming more handy! :-)

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10/19/12 11:48 A

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how to build your own velomobile
www.instructables.com/id/Facet-V1-Ve
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10/14/12 12:45 A

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That Blue Velo looks pretty sharp. We have a human powered vehicle team on our campus that makes vehicles like that. They do very well in national competitions and a few years ago came very close to setting the collegiate speed record. Takes a lot of practice to ride though. They had an exhibit set up the other day and a guy who tried it out without the shell took a pretty nasty spill.

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10/13/12 8:00 P

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Those were developed by a fellow who had some physical limitation which prevented him from being able to ride a typical bike. I hear they are supposed to be AWESOME climbing hills! And yes you TOWER over cyclists on an Elliptigo, from the demo videos I've seen.

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10/13/12 10:41 A

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Yes, Don you are the man. I've seen people on them in the city in the bike trail. You look really strange and very elevated at the same time looks like a blast to do on cold days or when your cycling muscles hurt.



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I'm betting you mean Elliptigos...? :-)

www.elliptigo.com/

Too many cool, pricey things out there!

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10/12/12 2:47 P

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I'll match Bill, 2 please painted Red, White and Blue. Toss in a few Ellipticals too.

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I'll take 2.

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10/12/12 9:14 A

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This whizzed by me during my recent cycling trip at the Apple Cider Century. I only now discovered (courtesy of a newspaper article sent by my parents) that it wasn't motorized, but pedaled!

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What a cool innovation of the bicycle! At $8,000 a pop, doubt it's going to catch on anytime soon...lol!

Here is their website if you want to check it out further:

bluevelo.com/quest_velomobile.html

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