Wild Wednesday: The cutting edge of biking
September 27th 2017
Years ago, lawnmowerbob.com was an active website, celebrating all things mower-related. It’s since passed into the Internet’s great bit boneyard, but one of its legacies is this focused exercise in creative invention.
Bikes with mowers: The reel deal
First, there was the original invention. If you combine a bike with a push mower, you can mow faster and have more time for bike riding (on a different bike).
Except of course, it’s not a bike, but a tricycle. No problem. We’ll fix that in execution…
It looks efficient, spewing cut grass and all that, but there’s still a basic underlying physics question that hasn’t been investigated…
Is it still a push mower if you’re pulling it?
Maybe for this reason, all of the top mower bikes sport a classy front-wheel conversion.
And that…is life on the cutting edge. Who knew mowing a lawn could be such an out-there activity?
Bob Forgrave is president of Flatbike, an
ecommerce company offering full-size folding bikes
and kits to make any bike take up half the space.