Bikes Energy & Sustainability Fun & Games
Bike boats!

Bikeboats
Steve @ Dinosaurs and Robots writes –

I’m introducing my kids to the ancient sport of Unlimited Bicycle Hydroplane Street Racing. Traditionally, these boats were in built in July and August with wood scavenged from suburban construction sites and cobbled together by unsupervised kids who borrowed their dads tools and made their own fun.

Traditional Bike-Drawn Pavement Hydros – [via] Race a thunderboat behind your bike!

2 thoughts on “Bike boats!

  1. You can’t forget the roofing nails on the back end or for the sponsons to make sparks at night. We would set up a course out in the street and race…the sparks would fly.
    And Bill Muncey was King!

Comments are closed.

Tagged

current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone