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Two longtime Xtracycle community members enter Innovate Or Die competition

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  • Paul Freedman
    In October, Specialized announced their Innovate Or Die human powered inventions competition. The results have been fantastic. About 100 entries, including
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2008
      In October, Specialized announced their 'Innovate Or Die' human
      powered inventions competition. The results have been fantastic. About
      100 entries, including some very creative and smart 2-minute videos of
      pedal-powered inventions.

      View all the entries at the competition's YouTube page:

      Two Xtracycle community members have entered:

      Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper (your truly) has entered the Choprical
      Fish human powered Party Bike:

      Kipchoge, currently on tour in Mexico with the Ginger Ninja's, has
      entered the Human Powered bicycle-touring sound system in use on the
      Pleasant Revolution tour. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R_R9Q_OXqA

      Although both of these submission showcased pedal powered music
      performance bikes, about 1/4th of the entries had applications in the
      developing world. There were knife sharpeners, corn huskers, pea
      podders, etc. Here are two of the better ones:
      Dual Purpose Bicycle -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cpVWCBi_qE
      Bicycle Ambulance -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSIH_BdsDow
      Multi-use stationary bike -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cjmAt96WEI

      Another charming video was pedal-powered night soccer:

      And one last video for your education and distraction on this Thursday
      night, the hilarious Rinky Dink Sound System:

      Hope you enjoy these videos. It helps the entrants if you give a
      rating and a comment on the ones you like.


      Paul Freedman

      a.k.a. Fossil Fool

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