Keepin’ it charged, pedal powered
At the Ironman Rhode Island 70.3 Race Briefing they specifically highlighted that you aren’t allowed to text or carry a mobile phone conversation while on the bike course. The officials had noted they had given out penalties for that in some previous races. Well, they better get out a whole stack of yellow and red cards after checking out this bike.
It’s got a built in cell phone charger. You pedal – it charges your cell phone. Really, could it get any eco-friendly than that?
A TV Manufacture’s Bike?
Well, this creation could only be outdone if Apple made a bike. But TV manufacturer Panasonic has put together an hybrid electric bike that actually can go far enough to get you through a Half-Ironman. The only trick? Getting it past the officials. The beach cruiser look might set you back a bit in that sneaky endeavor.
The Deep Freeze
Last but not least – we have my favorite – the Ice Cream Bike. This one’s a wee bit expensive though if you’re just looking at haulin’ around your stash of Ice Cream (or perhaps Sorbet in my case). At a base price of $2,100 before options (ya know, the important stuff – like upgraded Bell Set and the Umbrella) – you’ll be rivaling your tri bike’s price once you get it fully kitted out. Nutrition would not be a problem on this ride.
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