I want to ride my Gocycle!
This from Richard Thorpe, the founder of UK-based Karbon Kinetics Limited (KKL), and design engineer of the Gocycle: “The fold-up electric bicycle fit for the 21st century” and Best Innovation at the 2008 Taipei International Cycle Show.
I read the paper, I listen to the grapevine, and I’m deluged by pollution disguised as products, doomsday declarations, assinine politics = bad news, bear. That’s why it’s so good to hear about innovations that will actually improve my life.
The Gocycle is at the vanguard of an exploding electric-bicycle market currently engulfing Europe and Asia in the name of cost-effectiveness, convenience, and adaptability to increasingly congested transport and climate conditions.
Not yet available in North American stores (how’s the auto bailout going, Barack?), the two-wheeler is nonetheless available directly from KKL’s online distribution site, or as part of the Gocycle-to-Work scheme in which employers purchase the bikes and rent-to-own them to employees.
You’ll have to dish out between $900-$2500 to put your enlightened ass down on one, but what’s that – fuel and maintenance for a few months of gridlock? Happy breezes, they be blowin’.