agreed! although it's road-legal in the uk and netherlands, it seems like something i'd want to be using on dirt roads and the like.
maybe on the main roads once we get rid of cars and trucks (one can dream).
that's when i'd want to use it: cross-continental trips and similar high-mileage trips. would be really fun to test it on the argentina -> alaska route.
thinking about a post-carbon future, how might we like to travel long distances without planes and cars? the sail trike seems like it could be easily outfitted with bags / panniers to carry a good amount of gear. if the sail can be made of flexible photovoltaic material, even better :)
@glyph this reminds of some custom R/C cars I saw once when I was a kid... they basically looked like miniature versions of this and didn't have any way to propel them except for wind. A simple battery powered a steering servo for the front wheel. I've always wanted to build one of my own since then lol.
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