Then a friend of mine suggested I sent me this link ... www.shuttlebike.com, and the rest, predictably, was inevitable and Bruny Island was the perfect place to give things a try ...
|It does take a doctorate to figure out how to put it all together|
Kim had plenty of time to have a snooze and work on her tan.
|Inflation of pontoons is achieve by a pedal pump which is quite clever.|
(but very hard and takes two people)
|30 minutes (OK, an hour) later and we have the finished product ... |
Question is ... do I trust it?
|Me with my confident face on.|
|No turning back now ... speaking of which ... how do you turn?|
|Child's play ...|
|Slightly out of skew ...|
|Notice flip up propeller attached to front wheel|
You just turn the same way you would when riding a bike. Clever.
With a bit of imagination, there's always new trails to ride, though I think it will be a while before I do the first circumnavigation of Tasmania on this baby ...