Thinking back to what de Havilland did with plywood when they designed and built the Mosquito in the 1940's, I suspect a better engineered wooden framed bike has the potential to be considerably lighter than that one. But it is pretty.
What a stupid comment by the Secretary of Transportation. When I was watching Ozarks Public Television tonight, and they ran the credits after a one hour special and funding was provided by the U.s. Department of Transportation to make a stupid (well, actually pretty nice) TV show about obsolete covered bridges, I had a high blood pressure moment. It was not improved by reading her comments about bicycles and bike infrastructure not being "worthy". Someone please try and help me stay a good republican. It keeps getting harder and harder, at least on the national level....
It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.