As part of our Friday night ride-around-town (a.k.a. Greater Lansing RAT), this past Friday evening we rode to a local area home where the owner has designed and built his own velomobile. As the photographs provided testify, it was definitely worth the trip. The builder/owner indicated he has put in roughly 2,000 man hours into his creation, which operates both by pedal power and via an electric battery.
He also noted his top speed has been 28 miles per hour. The three-wheel velomobile (two front and one rear) includes a horn, rear brake lights, as well as a removable roof section to protect the rider from inclement weather. If this represents the future of cycling and urban travel, count me in. This velomobile was seriously cool.