Can we believe that this is a genuine taxidermied fox head? Even if not, very cool accessory even for today's bikes. Anger vegans everywhere!
The headline tells the whole story:
"German police apologise for fining one-armed cyclist for riding his bike with only one arm."
Technically he was fined for having only one handbrake, even though he had modified the bicycle, per legal requirements, to also have a foot-operated brake.
is a Norwegian invention designed to help bicyclists get up hills. It operates on the same principle as a ski lift. They've got one in Trondheim that's been working flawlessly since the early 1990s.
The inventors are now
trying to sell the idea to hilly American cities like Pittsburgh
. But there are two reasons why a sale is unlikely. First, precisely because Pittsburgh is hilly not many people there bicycle. Thus, there's not a lot of interest from the community. Second, it's America. So, liability issues.
Broken limbs, entangled drive chains and potential strangulation guaranteed!
Original ad here.
Even Gilligan didn't think of this use for a coconut!
Why am I thinking of the opening credits of