Move over hamsters. Humans now get to get exercise in a plastic pod as well. This adventure ride concept is currently living at the Agroventures Park in Rotorua, New Zealand. You can check that out here. Video and more details after the break.
What is Shweeb?
It’s two interlocking overhead monorail race circuits from which hang highly efficient pedal-powered pods. You lie back in a recumbent position for maximum comfort and minimum aerodynamic drag. The hard wheels on the smooth track reduce rolling resistance, so you can click through the seven gears and get up to your top speed with very little effort.
The pods swing freely from left to right, so as your speed picks up you swing wildly around the corners and soar high and low over the undulating terrain. It’s a very dynamic ride that’s beyond comparison.There are two race tracks so you can race against your friends in either one-on-one or tandem races. You get to challenge the full spectrum of contenders – both local and international.