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Old 11-10-10, 03:50 PM   #1
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Pedaled too far.
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Yellow Submarine



5 Mph. It can go 20ft down and it's a recumbent.
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Is the bubble filled with air or water? If air, don't you need a 1,000 lbs of ballast? If water, wouldn't it interfere with pedaling?
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Well, looking at the bubbles coming out of the cyclists regulator and his goggles and wetsuit, I think the sub is filled with water. And as far as extra effort, probably no worse than swimming. I imagine the wet suit might be the greater drag.
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That looks really inefficient. Inefficient but awesome.
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The coolest thing i have seen in a loooong time
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It looks like something a child would invent. And I don't mean that as a compliment.

Trading off the ability to go farther, but spending more air doing so, is really not much of any "advantage" in diving.

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Besides, for scuba diving they have the electric motor-propeller things that just pull you around anyway.
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On the human-propelled-vehicle races, they've developed similar shaped bicycles that are a bunch more aerodynamic than a normal bicycle, and it wouldn't surprise me if that wasn't also possible with underwater stuff- so I can see a possiblity that you could go farther and faster with a hulled pedal-sub than you could by swimming. But on that one, it looks like such an enormous hull for one person.

Re-reading the title, in the local club, I used to hear them speak of "the yellow submarine". I've seen a guy on local charity rides with a home-built yellow fairing and wondered if that's what they meant. But no, it just turned out the "yellow submarine" was a particular tandem bike that they like to draft behind.
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