Last weekend while bumbling around at the northern of the two Paris beach areas, I caught sight of three people racing across the canal’s watery mass…on bikes. At first glance, it would be an aquatic race – but then upon thinking about it a second longer, they were actually riding a legit bike on the water. In effect – consolidating the first and second legs of the triathlon. I’d consider that outright brilliant. Why swim when you can bike-swim?
If you look closure, you’ll notice that the bike creation is actually a catamaran of sorts, similar to the little paddle boats you find in lakes all over the world. Of course, once you add a saddle, chain, chaining and pedals – it becomes a whole new beast.
My personal favorite though is the fact that the bikes come with baskets – I like that kinda thinking.
My only question would be – exactly what leg of a relay would this qualify for? Swim or bike? And do they make a treadmill boat?
Things to ponder.
Enjoy the weekend everyone! And thanks for reading!