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December 11, 2004 6:06 PM   Subscribe

Brent and Eivind's Couchbike Adventure. "In 2002, two intrepid cyclists rode a human powered couch through Maritime Canada." Via Gadling.
posted by mcwetboy (11 comments total)
It looks like the design would put undue stress on your back if it were to be riden for a long period of time or uphill.

Still, it looks cool. Amd I like the Amish triangle reflective safety sign.
posted by astern at 6:39 PM on December 11, 2004

Fun post. Thanks, mcwetboy.

"I hung on to the couch like it was a rodeo bull."

For this, I would pay to see.

And, I'm going to have a second look at Gadling.
posted by jaronson at 6:44 PM on December 11, 2004

Very cool. Reminds me of the motorized picnic table. A friend of mine swore she saw one of these at a bikerfest in Northern Ontario. I thought to myself, 'that's awesome-- you can go for more beer and you don't even have to get up.' You could apply the same 'I want a beer but I don't want to get up' principle to the couchbike, which has the added advantage of being environmentally sound.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 7:10 PM on December 11, 2004

Or you could tow a couch.
posted by jjj606 at 7:23 PM on December 11, 2004

Wow. I'm so envious. I've got a thru-hike in me that I've got to get out (PCT, maybe), but I might be able to substitute, say, a trip across Virginia on a couchbike. Erm...maybe some place flatter. Kansas, say.
posted by waldo at 7:48 PM on December 11, 2004

That's really cool - it'd fit right in at Burning Man.
posted by Mars Saxman at 8:04 PM on December 11, 2004

That motorized picnic table looks like it's at The Burning Man Festival in Nevada.
posted by semmi at 8:12 PM on December 11, 2004

posted by semmi at 8:13 PM on December 11, 2004

This is nice. I could see renting these out to tourists.

I wonder how much off road stuff they've actually done. Like any wide fire road descents or speed runs? I wonder if they've got a bloopers video?
posted by fenriq at 8:24 PM on December 11, 2004

Here's a nice gasoline-powered couch my friends and I made this summer. (semi-self-link: I mirrored Scott's gallery)
posted by breath at 11:07 PM on December 11, 2004

Wait. So there's couch-biking fan fiction?
posted by rafter at 12:42 PM on December 12, 2004

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