Random bike #2 - the Big Bike

October 26, 2008

28 people seated on the Big Bike, ready for takeoff and race - and scream

On June 11, 2005, I rode the biggest bike I've ridden. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Windsor organized a Big Bike race around downtown to raise awareness of coronary diseases. We shouted and waved whenever we saw crowds and be a commotion in the city.

A friend suggested I participate. I couldn't resist cycling something I've never cycled before and jumped on the idea.

Driving the vehicle was harder than I thought. It took a lot of effort to pedal fast enough. How the mechanics work to transfer pedal power of 30 people at differing pedal speeds to just two or four wheels, I would never know. It's simply magic.

Part of the Random Bikes series →

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Random bike #9 - The Bike Arch

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