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What to do when the pedals fall off

Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 10:00am
by ncutler

Re: What to do when the pedals fall off

Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 10:40am
by 661-Pete
That's great - but how do they do the return leg? Assuming there's no motor hidden inside all that metalwork? :mrgreen:

Re: What to do when the pedals fall off

Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 11:07am
by kylecycler
This was in the Guardian just yesterday - kids in downtrodden areas of Colombia using gravity biking as a means of self expression and a way of escaping their troubles.

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019 ... n-medellin

In answer to Pete's question, these kids hang on to passing trucks to get back up the hills, sometimes using homemade hooks on a line.

Re: What to do when the pedals fall off

Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 1:55pm
by mercalia
what goes down has to come up :cry:
bob sleighing on wheels?. what if you want to scratch your backside ?

Re: What to do when the pedals fall off

Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 2:12pm
by Mick F
What speed were they doing?
Didn't look that fast to me. 40odd mph? It wasn't very steep.

Re: What to do when the pedals fall off

Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 5:04pm
by reohn2
Interesting but the aerodynamics of the bikes in the link could be improved on considerably :)

Re: What to do when the pedals fall off

Posted: 3 Oct 2019, 5:45pm
by rjb
This is old news recycled. See this article from August by Aunty. :wink:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-lat ... n-colombia