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.
Photo credits: www.treehugger.com
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!


3 comments:

  1. The heights on that would have me too paralyzed to move, but it's a cool idea! :)

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  2. Oh my GOSH! IF I got on that thing, I would freak and fall right off. Kind of the bike riding straight into a tree philosophy. lol. Love the post and happy Earth Day to you as well.

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  3. pretty cool! but i'm with lori. i'd be hella scared to ride on that thing. :-/

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