Friday, December 10, 2010

The Sno-Ped a Snow Bike for Bad Weather

Designer Michele Marin has dreamed up a human-powered snow machine that will get you over the powdery hills without the need for a fossil fueled engine -- and alternative for those of us who want to enjoy zipping over hills with more finesse than a snowmobile can offer, if not the same amount of speed.

Whipping along icy streets on a bike isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so for those who miss the exhilaration of an outdoor commute during the winter months, this human-powered snow vehicle could be right up your alley.

Outside of the obvious green advantage of not using fossil fuels, the construction of the vehicle itself also gets a high grade on the eco-friendly scale with a frame made of recyclable, bent-aluminum sheets.

It may never replace skis as the preferred mode of winter travel, but a cup holder and solar-powered bumwarmer could change that in a snap

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