"That thang got a hemi?"

The following video will give you a great idea of what cycling in West Texas is like. Well, apart from the bike paths, trees, snow and ice, and attentive and considerate motorists...

This nine minute movie was taken in the Netherlands, where cyclists are first class citizens. The bikes are called "velomobiles" - essentially recumbent trikes with full shells. I imagine they're wonderful in cold weather, but I'd hate to think about pedaling one very far in 100° summer heat (of course, to be fair, I'm not particularly fond of pedaling anything in triple digit heat).

This does make me contemplate the idea of putting a video camera on my bike to document my usual cycling route.

[Video from David Hembrow's "A View from the Cycle Path" blog; link via The Recumbent Blog]


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