Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 10th, 2006 at 9:39 am
[*Welcome Treehugger readers: Don't miss this follow-up story about Brian's motorhome bike.]
BikePortland.org reader Bob Crispin sent in these photos after seeing this wayward pedaler on the streets of Northeast Portland.
Amazingly, the guy claims to have ridden this contraption all over the U.S. and down to Mexico.
According to Bob,
"He said his design was inspired by the moon rovers and the moon landing vehicle, the super structure and the shiny panels. The interior was sweet too, looked comfy, and had a map holder and lots of neat nooks and crannies to store stuff."
This thing just blows me away. Bob says the guy talked like a serious engineer, had been on the road for several years and that the bike was very well built, and even "appeared to be light given what it was."
The craziest thing is that despite days of torrential rain, Bob said it was dry inside the cabin. Here are more photos (click image to enlarge):
Wow. You just never know what you'll come across out there.