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An elliptical machine, like at the gym, but your motion powers the movement of the wheels. Could be either mechanical or electro-mechanical (your motion powers a generator which powers motors). You get all the viewing outdoor pleasure of a bicycle, but with the low-impact workout of an elliptical.
do much more motion/steps than any one length of linear travel (unavoidably however the machine works), which will be part of what will make you look ridiculous and hilarious.
I am clearly a genius and shall be expecting my million dollars now.
Probably not WKTE though. [MechE, Nov 19 2012]
[MechE, Nov 19 2012]
||See links. The mechanism is inherently much heavier than a bike, less efficient for a given style (single speed or geared), and cycling is already low impact.
||Baked indeed - I've tried the elliptigo at a fair, and yeah, I did look ridiculous, but that's par for the course.
||Btw, a bicycle makes for pretty low impact exercise, unless you're a 'roided up nutcase who likes to go up hills in sixth gear.