Bike Designed To Be Ridden Laying On Stomach

October 5, 2016

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This is the $8,500 Bird Of Prey, a bicycle designed to be ridden semi-prone for increased aerodynamics and head trauma in the event of an accident. Jesus -- wear a helmet, lady!

In other words, this bicycle has its riders leaning all the way forward, legs stretched out the back, as if flying through the air, with their hips and elbows fully supported through leather pads. A creation of California-based architect John Aldridge, it's been in the works since 1991 but only now hitting the production line. Aside from looking a little bizarre, the position is said to have its advantages, such as increased agility through a lower center of gravity, an improved aerodynamic profile, and increased power production

Sure, why not? But I'm holding out for a tandem version so it looks like my partner and I are doing the nasty. Obviously, I will be the rear rider so my partner can't tell I'm just dry humping and not actually pedaling.

Keep going for a couple more shots and a video of a guy on a regular bike demonstrating the increased aerodynamics of Supermanning.

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Thanks to Brian A, who rides his bike the same way he did when he was five: with training wheels. Hey, you're never too old for some extra support.

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    Now I have to decide between a bruised taint or a bruised belly

  • Roye Wielkeh

    Their site lists it for $4,800, not $8,500. I think you have a misprint.

  • I fall off a normal bike, I'd have no chance with this.

  • Phlebas

    It would get the heart rate going. At least out of panic caused by not being able to see over or around any cars on the road

  • Jeedai Infidel

    Well, it makes sliding on your face after falling off a bike way more accessible, so there's that.

  • Smivey

    Lying

  • paperboy

    Virgin

  • myconoid

    The Fart Bike.

  • Deksam

    Looks like it needs a broader support for the abdomen.

  • tim

    The supports seem to be on the hips...that doesn't seem too bad to me. If anything, I'd want head support. Lifting your head while prostrate for long periods of time can't be comfortable.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    So, what about those with normal bellies, not made of steel?

    *sigh* I know, I'm not the target demographic...

  • The_Wretched

    The new 'normal' belly isn't the right default. It's a distended side of lack of basic muscle tone.

  • obriencj

    Graeme Obree rather famously won races utilizing custom frames that adopted a similar position, before it was deemed too great of a benefit and banned. Albeit he did keep the pedals below him rather than behind as here. Looks like it's trying to take the benefits of a recumbent posture and the Obree "superman" and combine them. The only negative that really strikes me is putting your weight on the forward part of your pelvis like that.

    Sorry, I mean to say, "oh no, it's not what I'm already familiar with, it's soooo stuuuupid, haha"

  • Kaye Ting

    I'd imagine the a large torso support pad over this two winged hip destroyer. I guess it would be more of a mid section work out to maintain your upper half suspended for long rides.

  • Andrew Newton

    I'm so glad Whitney Way Thore of My Big Fat Fabulous Life finally lost weight!

  • Jeedai Infidel

    If it is, she lost it by riding around and puking her guts out from that crazy belly seat. And while I'm crapping on the design, what do suppose those elbow holders smell like after a lengthy ride?

  • GeneralDisorder

    New fetish acquired! I don't wanna say... Ok, fine... sex on the superman bike!!

  • JJtoob

    That's the first thing that came to mind.. get it? CAME!

  • Meh

    So ye, now I'm just waiting for some company to make a car where you sit backwards while driving. Ridiculous bicycle.

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