04 May '15, 3am

Man Invents Water Bicycle to Commute Across the San Francisco Bay

When Judah Schiller discovered that the new portion of the Bay Bridge bike path in San Francisco would only go halfway across, he decided to adapt his own bike to get to work – on water! With previous design experience (as the co-founder of Saatchi & Saatchi S and AIKO Agency ), he ordered a bike kit from an Italian manufacturer, adapted his own mountain bike and started experimenting. He has since become the first person to water bike across the San Francisco Bay and even biked across the Hudson River in New York! The kit Schiller uses can fit in a backpack and consists of two inflatable pontoons, a small propeller and a mount that attaches to the bicycle . It takes about 15 minutes to set it all up and five minutes to take it down and is “a lot more practical and enjoyable than spending an hour stuck in rush hour gridlock in a tunnel or on a bridge,” according to Schille...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-water-bike-allows-commu...

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