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    I searched BF for pedal-paddle and found nothing, so here it is: My friend tripped across a storefront in downtown Minneapolis displaying this rig. Talk about exposing your bike to water!

    http://www.pedal-paddle.com/

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    Thats pretty cool. I think it could potentially be fun for a while. It reminds me of the time when I was maybe 10 or so, and I rode my old bicycle straight into a lake (intentionally) while we were camping.
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    Too cool, Sir! With this rig, you could keep on going!

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    Oh man, that's brilliant. I can think of a couple of locations that could make a bundle renting these out. Lake of the Ozarks would be a massive place for those bike-rafts. Lots of nice places to ride, and a whole stonking huge lake to paddle around in.
    Wheeeee!

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    I wonder how efficient those spoke-mounted paddles are, though. Short of a chain-driven propeller that drops down like a tail, I don't think there's a better solution.

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    I bet its a ***** in a crosswind, plus you would need big cahones to ride it in public....

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    There's also this guy. Looks like a better design.

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    I love that 4-wheel swamp buggy!

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    i have one thing to say... lol

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    Loves it! I'd have loved to be at the fiesta that brought out that grown-up-sized pedal-car/paddleboat. I'd just die to see that thing toodling down the road.
    Wheeeee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YamacrawJ
    I searched BF for pedal-paddle and found nothing, so here it is: My friend tripped across a storefront in downtown Minneapolis displaying this rig. Talk about exposing your bike to water!

    http://www.pedal-paddle.com/
    They've cut the price in half very recently. They did so 2 years ago on their 2003 models when they were making some changeover. Not sure if this is an end of season changeover cut or a permanent price cut.

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    Bah! These are the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Bah! These are the way to go.
    is the blonde include?

    ive seen those at apark when i wnet to all five great lakes. Never rented it because no one i was with was willing to ride those stupid looking pedal paddle thingamajig. Looks like fun

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    i wish i had a bxm, tracter

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    it would be fun as a fixed gear

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    Check out this page.

    http://www.humanpoweredboats.com/ I like the hydrofoils.

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    That is just way cool, Artkansas. I like the hydrofoils too.

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    they have them called jetskis

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    Quote Originally Posted by As You Like It
    Oh man, that's brilliant. I can think of a couple of locations that could make a bundle renting these out. Lake of the Ozarks would be a massive place for those bike-rafts. Lots of nice places to ride, and a whole stonking huge lake to paddle around in.

    that sir would be a horrible idea, Lake of the Ozarks is a power boat haven, you out on this funny little bike with skis on a big lake full of 30'+ speed boats and crusiers and houseboats, not to mention the millions of jet ski's. In a cove it'd be alright, but i think if anyone rode that out on the main lake, has a death wish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardo kuhn














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    "I'm; young enough to know the right car to buy yet grown enough not to put rims on it. I got that 6-deuce, with curtains, so you can't see me and I didn't even have to put tints on it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by .:Jimbo:.
    is the blonde include?

    ive seen those at apark when i wnet to all five great lakes. Never rented it because no one i was with was willing to ride those stupid looking pedal paddle thingamajig. Looks like fun
    These look cool


    http://www.castlecraft.org/water_bike.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamacraw
    searched BF for pedal-paddle and found nothing, so here it is: My friend tripped across a storefront in downtown Minneapolis displaying this rig. Talk about exposing your bike to water!

    http://www.pedal-paddle.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by meb
    They've cut the price in half very recently. They did so 2 years ago on their 2003 models when they were making some changeover. Not sure if this is an end of season changeover cut or a permanent price cut.
    A further price drop- wonder if this drop in April is a pre-going out of business sale or if the price needs be dropped to get them sold.

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    Amphibious Dicycle

    An amphibious Dicycle:

    http://www.hydrobikes.com/waterpillar.html

    Not sure about the price.

    They also have other bike related water craft starting at 1499:

    www.hydrobikes.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazinall91
    that sir would be a horrible idea, Lake of the Ozarks is a power boat haven, you out on this funny little bike with skis on a big lake full of 30'+ speed boats and crusiers and houseboats, not to mention the millions of jet ski's. In a cove it'd be alright, but i think if anyone rode that out on the main lake, has a death wish.
    I haven't been on the Lake of the Ozarks in over twenty years and I wouldn't have pedalled one even back then. Maybe on the Osage River; I used to canoe that(and the Missouri River as well)

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