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Old 12-17-2006, 10:32 PM   #1
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OK, that clip of the motor scooter caravan was... just... precious... but here's documentation of a rumor that somewhere in Portland, Oregon, there's a self-contained pedal=powered portable people pod that uses no gas or diesel, though the powerplant does emit carbon dioxide. Here's the link to proof that we're the ones living like kings.

http://bikeportland.org/2006/11/10/motorho...and-appearance/
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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OK, that clip of the motor scooter caravan was... just... precious... but here's documentation of a rumor that somewhere in Portland, Oregon, there's a self-contained pedal=powered portable people pod that uses no gas or diesel, though the powerplant does emit carbon dioxide. Here's the link to proof that we're the ones living like kings.

http://bikeportland.org/2006/11/10/motorho...and-appearance/
That is a pretty cool looking rig. Now, if it were only fiberglass
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:05 PM   #3
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Here's another bike-trailer combo, alas also not fiberglass.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:19 PM   #4
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here's documentation of a rumor that somewhere in Portland, Oregon, there's a self-contained pedal=powered portable people pod that uses no gas or diesel, though the powerplant does emit carbon dioxide. Here's the link:
http://bikeportland.org/2006/11/10/motorho...and-appearance/
If you click the update on the bottom, it says that Brian needs help, as his "home" had got wet and moldy, asking for parts to make it through the winter. Maybe he should have used fiberglass!! Penny
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:08 PM   #5
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This one on ebay is just small enough, it makes the little Fait 500 tow vehicle look huge.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Small-carav...1QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:44 PM   #6
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That's "Fiat," as in "Fix It Again, Tony." Anyway, that mini-caravan looks like a squared-off teardrop trailer. But since it loses the fold-up kitchen a teardrop would be more useful.
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:33 AM   #7
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somewhere in Portland, Oregon, there's a self-contained pedal=powered portable people pod
Well, that is a beautiful thing! I see from the comments on the link that the inventor/operator, Brian Campbell, is hoping for donations, or some sort of return on his investment.

I think maybe he should try for some arts funding: that is Performance Art!

And if he IS from Canada, a "Red Green" Duct Tape Research Grant should be founded then awarded to him, eh.
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:39 PM   #8
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That's "Fiat," as in "Fix It Again, Tony." Anyway, that mini-caravan looks like a squared-off teardrop trailer. But since it loses the fold-up kitchen a teardrop would be more useful.
Oops
Best of it is i did own a Fiat once when i lived in Ireland, I should know the spelling.
My Fiat was comically referred to as "a Fiat worse than death"
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:32 AM   #9
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Pete,
Your photo brings back memories. Airstream used to advertise how light their aluminum trailers were by attaching a tricycle to the front. Of course, that was for the shortest trailer. One as long as the one you posted required much more power! lol !
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #10
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So, kinda a late response here, since this is from 2006, but I live in Eugene Oregon and I see this guy around all the time. I was wondering if he lived in there or if it was just another Eugene-bike-experiment, since we see a lot of those around here. Way cool!
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