Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth day, I wanted to share this incredible pedal-powered roller coaster called the “Skycycle”. Could this be the future of green amusement parks?

I think it's funny that the side-by-side tandem pedal-powered carts have seat belts, and a cute little pink basket. They don’t have any frightening loops like other roller coasters, but the fact that you can stop at anytime and look around would absolutely terrify me.
The coaster looms over the city of Kurashiki, Japan.
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Since you're able to go as fast as your legs will pedal, you could potentially get stuck behind the bike in front of you and taunt them. Or better yet, be the one in front and not be able to cycle up the first incline.

Pretty amazing!