Segway Alternative – Bolder And Blacker…

Posted on Sep 4 2009 - 2:02pm by L.

Yike Bike

As many of you know, I like picking on the Segway as the epitome of technological “mas puto” and the sign of the impending Apocalypse. Well, this morning a question was answered that plagued me for years (not really but please go with it). What would happen if an old Penny-farthing bike and Segway, ground out an illegitimate love child? Apparently, it would look a lot like the aptly named, Yike Bike, invented and brought to life by Grant Ryan and Peter Higgins of New Zealand. The Yike in Yike Bike is the shorter more commercially acceptable substitute for “JFC, I CANT BELIEVE I AM RIDING THIS THING”. The rider sits (not stands), locked in an upright position with feet on the footrests and hands white-knuckling the accelerator/brake bars as the whole contraption cruises at 13mph. Upon arrival to the destination, barring spectacular Monty Python like accidents, the whole contraption folds into a gigantic side bag guaranteed to attract attention. Then again, isn’t that the whole point of getting onto the Yike Bike in the first place?

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