In Norway they motorize the streets-not bikes

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by TWalker, Jan 22, 2009.

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  1. TWalker

    TWalker Guest

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    man oh man -- guess I haven't seen everyTHING yet -- thank God

    that's very very cool
    one could get some important mountain parts hurt on that THING if not careful

    I like that bicycle helper THING
  3. Revorunner

    Revorunner Member

    Do they also pay for your medical expenses if you hurt yourself using it.:grin5::grin5:

    My leg hurts just watching that video.:ack2:
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    An innovative variation on the cable car. And they get an "A" for effort.

    But that looks like a broken leg waiting to happen.

    I'm sure such a thing can not be built in the USA because of the liability issue. That makes me wonder if the Norwegians are handling that better than we are.
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    pants leg caught in that thing

    Yes -- I was thinking that the one out of several thousand lifts
    and someone happens to get a pants leg caught in that thing
    it would be a terrible drag of the body to the top
    got to be some built in safty devices that are not visible in picture
    maybe at the top of hill right before that thing would suck one in
    last chance -- kill button

    thinking that it's very hard to sue the goverment over there
    should be more of that here -- ride at your own risk
    sounds good anyway

    I would be careful riding that lift thing -- but would love the thrill
  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    That's an absolutely great idea. Off hand, San Francisco needs at least two, Quebec needs one, so does Oregon City, Oregon. Oregon City already has a public elevator from the lowest level of old downtown up to the 2nd level, but there are two more really steep stretches before you get to the top - the Molalla Ave hill is a maneater on a bike - it is at least as steep as the slope in that video and twice as long.. For all of that, it is the least steep of any of the roads down off the top.

    I know, I've ridden all over that town in years past. If I were in SW Portland today and had to get to Mulino or Molalla by bike, I'd go 20 miles out of the way through Canby before I'd tackle that hill.
  7. Seems kind of dumb. Is it so hard to walk your bike up the hill?
  8. mabman

    mabman Member

    Or better yet motor? You could buy a whole lot of motors for the amount of money you would have to come up with to build just one of those.
  9. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    I'de pay once & try it once;the rest of the time it's Fetor power.
  10. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Actually, for just myself, the answer is yes. I don't walk so well, as my balance is abysmal. Which is why I need a trike.
  11. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    Very neat invention!