Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kinetic Sculpture


This must be the week for odd human-powered vehicles to cross my path. I spotted this machine on my commute home along Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle. I'm thinking it'll probably be up at Port Townsend in a couple of weeks.

6 comments:

Scott R said...

I chatted with these folks at Seward Park. These are amphibious -- tires provide flotation!

All that dust is from Burning Man, of course.

Bob said...

Hi Kent,

Did you try hefting it at all? I'm wondering what kind of gearing you would need to move something like that if it was heavy along with the friction from the tires.

Jim G said...

Behold, the power of Flickr...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27047646@N00/3897307618/

Vik said...

Ya I was going to say I think I saw that beast at Burning Man this year...very cool...made my Pugsley look puny!

safe riding,

Vik
www.thelazyrando.com

Bikejuju said...

Vik your furry pink Pugsley is nothing to sneeze at, but I should have figured the four wheeler is a Whymcycle. Here's a gallery of his creations. http://www.flickr.com/photos/27047646@N00/sets/72157594582800375/

whymcycle said...

I am the perpetrator of the pictured beast...That's A Mower, Eh? The foam 'bricks' are for water stability...
the big tires tend to over stress the back axel, & broke..again..that's why we left it on the bikepath. Google 'Whymcycle' and you'll see more of my mind's creations..the links before me show some... we'll be back next Fall..