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Land luge commuter lanes

For the daring who live uphill from the industrial park
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I've had a lot of fun in my brief land luge life - I've gone 50 mph on a moderate grade. It seems a lot faster than that when your head is only a foot from the pavement.

Of course, I had two cars spotting for me - one in front, one in back, in an effort to avoid being squished by careless drivers.

I'm planning to move closer to my work this spring, to try and minimize the dreaded California commute.

If I could find a home uphill from work, could I get a small lane dedicated to this mode of travel, similar to the carpool and bicycle lanes we have here?

normzone, Dec 22 2003

Fresh luge link, the first one went dead http://img.groundsp...7f-67a002ae2d20.jpg
[normzone, Jul 08 2006]

(?) Take A Bullet Luge To Work Take_20A_20Bullet_20Luge_20To_20Work
A bit different take on the same idea but more protection [Pellepeloton, Sep 17 2006, last modified Oct 01 2006]

(?) Rocket luge man interview http://www.fastlane...Close%20Article.htm
One of many sites about rocket powered street luge. [neutrinos_shadow, Sep 17 2006]

(?) All above links went dead by March 22, 2011 http://www.uphaa.co...hp/tag/rocket-luge/
Where they pointing to any of these? [pashute, Mar 23 2011]


       i think this idea has been done before on this site...but then again what idea hasnt?
Space-Pope, Dec 23 2003

       A small lane leading directly to the local casualty ward would seem appropriate.
dobtabulous, Dec 23 2003

       // brief land luge life //   

       Why does that phrase seem so telling?
RayfordSteele, Dec 23 2003

       I always prefered longboarding. Sometimes I would take an extra hour off of work to go bomb a few hills, but remember the walk up after you're finnished.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 23 2003

       [Letsbuildafort]: Why should the Finnish have all the fun? We have hills right here!   

       [normzone]: I can imagine how much you'll love bombing into the office in the cool of the morning... And how much you'll dread trudging way the hell back up the hill to your Mondo Condo in Casa de Loma Linda Prima Vera Estates at 6PM some July evening when it's still 93 degrees in the California sun.
land, Jul 09 2006

       Finnish people come from Funland, eh? I am not finish having fun yet but I am Finnish.
Pellepeloton, Sep 17 2006

       For the return trip (or any up-hilly-ness), just add rockets! See link...
neutrinos_shadow, Sep 17 2006


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