Okay, I’ve seen design contests for “new kinds of bicycles so that non-riders will want to ride” that don’t make sense to me. The reasons not to ride tend to have *nothing* to do with bicycle design. Give me a design contest for the real challenges of riding. First contest: a way to cross an interstate.
It doesn’t have to be “up to code” but it shouldn’t be too dangerous — a plain old slingshot won’t cut it. However, a sling that I ride on going, say, *under* an overpass instead of struggling up a skinny ol’ lane? (Or somehow attaching from one road sign to another to give me height?) A plastic telescoping rainbow-shaped tube?
Then I would buy Lisa’s house. It’s close to work buit across the INterstate. (Okay, I wouldn’t, but it’s what made me think of this.)