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    Quote Originally Posted by Dchiefransom View Post
    Somewhere in the description of the Schweeb it says that slow riders will actually be pushed by faster riders.
    From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
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    Looks like a trap. Notice how much those pods look like those in The Matrix?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHAS View Post
    Looks like a trap. Notice how much those pods look like those in The Matrix?
    But these are better than the Matrix pods. Not only do they get power from the body itself, but by having you pedal, they can connect it to generators to produce even more power.
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    Give a maglev frictionless coupling, and I'm in.
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    ".... let the faster people "push" the slow rider in front... so the front one is taking the wind resistance but all the ones behind her are basically extra engines to counter that wind resistance. They'll act as a team. Everyone will just go up to a higher gear, and they'll all pedal together and all their energies will be combined."

    Hello everybody! I'm the new girl here! Schweeb is the only way I could ever be on a team! I like the thought of that : ) I'll take the front and pedal as hard as I can for as long as I can, and when I'm beat, I'll rest while the "extra engines" keep going. Then it's my famous apple pie for the team-- its special because I make it with brown sugar *

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    Wish they'd stick to "Bike Lanes" mainly, the "Bike Paths" around here are pretty but they reall DO NOT get you to any useful destination! I end up taking the "street or road" to get to where I need to go, maybe that's just me being a "Utility/Rec./Touring" Rider, I need to get some place in a certain amount of time. LOL, pls. don 't say take a City Bus, here in Colorado Springs, the Bus is worse than the "Bike Path's" for getting anywhere in a decent amount of time, oh and NO buses after 6 PM, Arrrrugh!

    Although I really like the idea of being "pushed" by others, LOL!
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    This is pretty dumb!

    I saw this in a thread in Road Cycling sub-forum this morning:



    The article that the OP posted is here.

    And the YouTube...


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    And then again, there's just plain stupid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bare Feet View Post
    Hello everybody! I'm the new girl here! Schweeb is the only way I could ever be on a team! I like the thought of that : ) I'll take the front and pedal as hard as I can for as long as I can, and when I'm beat, I'll rest while the "extra engines" keep going. Then it's my famous apple pie for the team-- its special because I make it with brown sugar *
    Did you say 'apple pie'? mmmmmmmmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bare Feet View Post
    ".... let the faster people "push" the slow rider in front... so the front one is taking the wind resistance but all the ones behind her are basically extra engines to counter that wind resistance. They'll act as a team. Everyone will just go up to a higher gear, and they'll all pedal together and all their energies will be combined."

    Hello everybody! I'm the new girl here! Schweeb is the only way I could ever be on a team! I like the thought of that : ) I'll take the front and pedal as hard as I can for as long as I can, and when I'm beat, I'll rest while the "extra engines" keep going. Then it's my famous apple pie for the team-- its special because I make it with brown sugar *
    Holy smokes. Never thought about drafting in Schweeb paceline. However the airbag helmet could be in the running for dumbest cycling related idea. It might be useful to some of those kids on crotch rockets going close to 100mph on the interstate.

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    Wow you old guys sure are grumpy and closed minded.

    Thankfully one day you'll all be dead leaving the rest of us to remake the world as we see fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucky View Post
    Wow you old guys sure are grumpy and closed minded.

    Thankfully one day you'll all be dead leaving the rest of us to remake the world as we see fit.
    One never knows when the grim reaper will strike. Your day could be today!
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    The dumbest cycling ideas ever? These gems all come from cyclists:

    "Bonking is caused by not using clipless pedals on a long ride." (How important is cleat placement for blood sugar levels?)

    "Bicycles don't harm the earth." (Yep, having that Taiwan made frame shipped to your shop didn't cost a drop of fossil fuel.)

    "Most bike tourists are female and slender." (Perhaps if you never tour outside the Isle of Lesbos.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucky View Post
    Thankfully one day you'll all be dead leaving the rest of us to remake the world as we see fit.

    ah the unmistakable zeal of the young, Bless 'em all

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    Wouldn't work well in this corner of the 'verse".
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    I think this is awesome. Given the combination of low wind resistance and roll resistance and the fact that you could bypass stations these could nearly compete with rapid transit for speed. In certain city corridors the cost and speed of this could make it a very attractive option.

    Obviously there are practical issues to overcome, everything has practical issues to overcome.

    Why such vehement opposition though? Just because it's new and different it's inherently bad? It's a wonder we ever got the wheel rolling.

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    Throw in a little sweat,body oder and a few farts and I am sure every one would want to get in one.

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    ^^^Not to mention the homeless guys sleeping in them getting pushed around by all the busy workers.

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    never even considered the pathogen factor, that's why I hate the the streetcar in the winter... everyone refuses to open a window to create airflow and then sits there coughing and sniffling.

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