Day 248: Kickbikes and GlideCycles

8 09 2010

There are some unusual products out there. I’m sure many more exist than I’m even aware of. One example is something Carrick and I spotted earlier this summer when we did the Indy NITE Ride. During part of the ride, a guy passed us by riding what I later found out was called a Kickbike. If a bike and a Razor scooter mated, the offspring would look something like the Kickbike.

Once upon a time, people probably thought unicycles were pretty weird too, but those at least seem common enough people don’t stare and point when a unicyclist passes by. Unless they’re doing something like this:

Okay, the Kickbike might be something I’ve not seen very often but now I know it’s out there. The unicycle has become pretty commonplace. But the GlideCycle has to be the most unusual of the bicycle-type products I’ve seen lately. Despite its oddness (is that a word?), I imagine it would have great applications for physical therapy or disability training as described on their Web site.

Today’s food journal:
Between going out for lunch AND dinner tonight, I exceeded my 20 points for the day. Probably not a good thing considering tomorrow is weigh-in day. Still, I’m hopeful the scale continues moving in the right direction.

— Whole wheat english muffin = 1 point
— 1 Tbsp peanut butter = 2 points
— 1 cup chocolate milk = 3 points

— Jimmy John’s Slim Turkey sandwich = 8 points
— Iced tea = 0 points

— Grilled chicken sandwich = 4.5 points
— 1 cup potato salad = 8 points
— Iced tea = 0 points

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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Thanks for visiting.




2 responses

8 09 2010

Hi, I am so glad that you mentioned our GlideCycles. I do want to say that they were not developed for the disabled, therapy or rehab…they just suddenly found a very warm hearted application there. The first application of the GlideCycle was to allow runners to overspeed train and lengthen their strides….and to allow fairly fit people to glide or “run” 10, 20, 30 or more miles as fast as a dog. These things are really fun…of road on up to moderate single trak…on beaches, bike paths or roads where we can run for hours at 9 to 11 mph!!!! Take a look at the guys racing in the video on the about us page. It is stunning.
Thanks and best of luck on your journey…..coming through Ashland, Oregon?

9 09 2010
Alice - cyclingproject365

Hi David. Thanks for visiting and for your reply. I don’t have any plans to come through Ashland, but I’ll keep my eyes open for GlideCycles out and about. They look like fun. Thanks for the information on them and for visiting. Take care and ride safe!

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