Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Weird Bike Wednesday - The Rattlesnake

The Rattlesnake Bicycle
While searching the Internet for weird bicycles, I hit a treasure trove at the Bike Zoo, which is located in Austin, Texas. They have a number of bicycles which are large, animated, human powered versions of animals, such as:
  • Rattlesnake
  • Praying Mantis
  • Butterfly
  • Eagle
  • Owl
  • Bat
These "bicycles" are booked at festivals, weddings and other events, where I'm sure they attract a lot of attention. While all are impressive, the rattlesnake is definitely the most impressive. It is 80 feet long, articulated and powered by 6 riders. It can be lit up for night performances (wouldn't it be great to see one at the NITE ride?) Here's a video of the rattlesnake bike in action:

1 comment:

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