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[*] Post 507781 posted on 24-5-2017 at 21:28 Reply With Quote
Party Bike: Seeing Is Believing That They Actually Exist



Party Bike: Seeing Is Believing That They Actually Exist (And Possibly Coming To Your Town)

Obviously my life under a rock tends to keep me out of touch (and in the vanguard) with the latest and greatest craze.

A story in the local rag tells the tale of some entrepeneur who bought one and is using it for "tours" of a local suburb and apparently on something resembling a schedule.

Worthy of note is that this bike serves liquor as part of its claim to fame (and has a bartender who's part of the 'crew').

This is NOT some custom/home made machine. There is actually a manufacturer of them.

Also worthy of note is that the riders actually have to pedal as they take to the highways and byways. There is a 'driver' with a conventional looking steering wheel.

A check of uTube shows many, many vids of such a device from around the world.

They are not all identical so either there are multiple manufacturers or you can order quite a bit of customization.

One of the more interesting party bikes variations is a beer bike that features a large keg on its front.

There were no comments in the stories that I skim read as to just how much pedaling (how hard) the 'participants' had to do to keep the bike moving. One model has an electric assist feature.

I cynically suspect that the participants are NOT really exerting themselves all that much as they ride along--I would also suspect that their use is limited to areas where the terrain is basically flat.

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[*] Post 507783 posted on 25-5-2017 at 02:20 Reply With Quote


I've seen similar on one of those travel shows on TV at some time. It's a good tourist gimmick.
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[*] Post 507784 posted on 25-5-2017 at 06:23 Reply With Quote


Tourist gimmick! That's nothing other than blatant exploitation!
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