Six customers cruising through Death Valley. Rode 104 miles averaged 15.8 mph in 6.5 hours of pedal time!
Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times had a story about a $20 cardboard bicycle that caught my eye. Inventor, Izhar Gafni, has created a functioning cardboard bicycle that he hopes to put into mass production in the next three months. Despite being made almost entirely of cardboard, Gafni says the bike is strong, durable, fireproof and waterproof. And because it is made of cardboard, it will also be cheap. Gafni’s business partner Nimrod Elmish said that he expects the bike to sell at retail stores for $20. The tires are one of the very few parts of the bike not made of cardboard. Instead, they are made of reconstituted rubber from old car tires. And because they are solid, they cannot be punctured.