Thursday, December 05, 2013

All I Want for Xmas is a Foiling Bike

As you could have predicted, the comments on my post yesterday about the amazing itBike went from "Isn't it just a pedalo?" to "There will probably be foiling itBikes before you know it!" in a matter of hours.

Like them or loathe them, those foiling Moths and foiling AC72s have changed the way we think about boats of all sizes for ever.

But it's a good question: Can you foil on a human powered boat?

A quick Google confirms it's already been done. Here is a video of the famous Dwight and Steve pedaling away on their human powered flying boats.

In fact there are pictures of various pedal-powered foilers all over the Interwebs.

I never even knew.

I must get out more.

Forget the itBike. I want a foiling bike.


Joe said...

Rube Goldberg comes to mind.

Tillerman said...

Is Rube the foiling water bike world champion? Do they have a foiling water bike masters worlds? Where will it be next year? What do I need to do to qualify?

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