Riding a bike has always been a solo affair for me. Not that I do not go on rides with other people, I just do not/have not shared the same bike. Sharing the burden is certainly something I am interested in doing some time and reader Scott designed his own shared effort ride. The ride in question has survived two Burning Man events so it has street cred. Or would it be desert cred? All text and pictures below credited to Scott.
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Greetings fellow bike hackers. I made this tricycle built for two a few years back and it has seen much use. Three persons can ride on it, but only two can pedal. I have plans to put two piggyback fork clamps for additional pedalling capability, and I also was thinking of an electric motor assist with solar panel shade canopy.
I designed it to have the typical Schwinn cruiser look, just a little stretched out and gusseted for strength. I used two of my bosses old mountain bikes and one inch,and three quarter inch e.m.t. pipe. The fork and wheel are from a low-rider bike shop. The rear bench seat I made out of bamboo, wire, and fiberglass resin. I also made part of the rack from my grandfathers old tools. It has mostly been used on camping trips, and Fourth of July parades, but it has survived three Burning Man events.