[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUp2BgS8boQ?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=600&h=367]

Eric Hagan of ITP demonstrates “Cycle”, a stationary bike that’s mechanically connected to a giant wheel with scenery sculpted upon it’s circumference.

A camera gives a close-up view of the wheel’s surface and broadcasts to a monitor in front of the user, simulating a bike ride through a forest. As the user speeds up, so does the passing scenery, and gradually comes to a stop as he/she stops pedaling.