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.

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