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Ever feel like you are on a treadmill?
November 23, 2005 11:29 AM   Subscribe

The treadmill bike. "Take your favorite gym workout outside! Be sure to watch the video.
posted by fixedgear (31 comments total)

 
i just have to ask, why not just ride a bike?
posted by HuronBob at 11:31 AM on November 23, 2005


Hilarious. Especially the "take it off some sweet jumps" video.
posted by mathowie at 11:32 AM on November 23, 2005


If this sells, I've got dibs on making the rowing machine bike!

Then we're doing the ab-cruncher bike...then perhaps the weightlifting bike....

but, what is REALLY gonna sell is the fornication bike! (can I say that here???)

ok...i'm done
posted by HuronBob at 11:33 AM on November 23, 2005


The jumps video is a thing of beauty.
posted by beniamino at 11:33 AM on November 23, 2005


The recumbent version is much better on your manparts.
posted by Tacodog at 11:35 AM on November 23, 2005


37 seconds into the "Hula Bike" video you can spot what looks like one in the background.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:42 AM on November 23, 2005


This is the silliest thing I've ever seen. It just made my afternoon.

Plus, it's a brilliant social commentary on the inability of our society to consider simple options and avoid material products that don't accomplish anything. Oh yeah, and people fall.
posted by JMOZ at 11:45 AM on November 23, 2005


Run - don't walk - to pick yours up today!
posted by billysumday at 11:47 AM on November 23, 2005


The running starts are a killer.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:47 AM on November 23, 2005


This is truly amazing. I'm particularly taken by the couchbike.
posted by Captain Najork at 11:48 AM on November 23, 2005


I'd get one of these but I already enjoy riding around town on my stationary bike bike.
posted by glenwood at 11:50 AM on November 23, 2005


JMOZ it's a joke.
posted by glenwood at 11:52 AM on November 23, 2005


That's the Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack on the "sweet jumps" link...fitting, I think.
posted by wsg at 11:53 AM on November 23, 2005


JMOZ seems to know that, glenwood. Seems to me, anyway.
posted by Evstar at 11:59 AM on November 23, 2005


The running starts are a killer.

As that was downloading on my ever-so-slow work computer it was playing frame-by-frame, incredible.

The woman's shirt came up a tiny bit to expose her belly in the fall and you could see her impact the carpet, bare belly first and shock waves ripple as she is given a horrid rug burn on her soft flesh! Ouch.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:02 PM on November 23, 2005


Yeah, Evstar, but HuronBob seems to have missed it.
posted by The Bellman at 12:04 PM on November 23, 2005


Rowingbikes

http://rowingbike.veldhovendesign.nl/

Pull back on the handlebar, push forward on the pedal. I've seen these in my neighborhood, they look like fun.
posted by hank at 12:08 PM on November 23, 2005


Most excellent!
posted by OmieWise at 12:17 PM on November 23, 2005


The whole site is great, particularly the couchbike.
posted by fixedgear at 12:21 PM on November 23, 2005


Just hilarious. The hula bike looks like a blast to ride, too.
posted by maryh at 12:48 PM on November 23, 2005


Thanks, Evstar, for giving me that credit. I'd thought it was clear I was joking. Apparently, I have to work on being even less subtle?

TheBellman: I was assuming HuronBob knew it was a joke as well, at least based on his first comment.

At the very least, I'm assuming, "i just have to ask, why not just ride a bike?" is (quite dry) humor since the obvious question from someone who didn't recognize a joke is, "why not just walk/run?"
posted by JMOZ at 12:57 PM on November 23, 2005


The hula bike looks like a blast to ride, too.

it also looks like it could wear you out pretty quick... hmm that gives me an Xmas idea for the nephews!
posted by Pollomacho at 1:01 PM on November 23, 2005


The entire "Sweet Jumps" video is one big homage to Napoleon Dynamite. The perfect punchline for an excellent joke product.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:04 PM on November 23, 2005


My favorite part about the treadmill bike is they have to run faster on the bike than the bike is travelling on the ground.
posted by Phantomx at 1:12 PM on November 23, 2005


"The woman's shirt came up a tiny bit to expose her belly in the fall and you could see her impact the carpet, bare belly first and shock waves ripple as she is given a horrid rug burn on her soft flesh!"

Now you're making me horny.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:58 PM on November 23, 2005


Now what's really baking my noodle is... was wsg being ironic?
posted by knave at 2:00 PM on November 23, 2005


missed what?
posted by HuronBob at 2:14 PM on November 23, 2005


Anybody who missed the Couchbike adventure link needs to go back...
"While Constable Demeau couldn't cite any specific laws or regulations concerning wheeled furnishings, he put together some pretty solid arguments against our chosen means of travel. "

http://www.bikeforest.com/cb/cb.php
posted by daver at 3:16 PM on November 23, 2005


I'm totally confused re: HuronBob. Did you realize that this was a joke? If so, your dry sense of humor is fantastic, and I bow to you. If not, well...
posted by jonson at 3:39 PM on November 23, 2005


I hope they make special shoes for it...
posted by pointilist at 4:03 PM on November 23, 2005


I wonder if #1 any mefites have one.
posted by Cranberry at 4:18 PM on November 23, 2005


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