This Crazy Sideways Bicycle Rides Like a Snowboard on Wheels

By Robert Sorokanich on at

Inventor Michael Killian loves the sensation of balancing on top of a snowboard, carving graceful curving arcs in the snow. He also loves tinkering with stuff. Put those two joys together in a workshop, and you get the SidewaysBike, Killian's fantastic wheeled creation.

Killian's been working on this project for years—we first told you about it way back in 2006—but Reuters just caught sight of the inventor and the latest version of his contraption zipping around the base of the Eiffel Tower. On his website, Killian says the lean-forward/lean-back balance you use on the SidewaysBike offers finer control than the side-to-side lean of a normal bike. Whether or not that's true, it sure looks like a tonne of fun. [Reuters]