Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, My business involves biking
i just invented a bike canopy ( In november of this past winter)that totally shelters a ride from any weather on any day of an season. I have been working hard to try to sell design plans for my canopy. It seems such a good idea and has improved my life as dramatically as if I had been homeless and just moved into an apartment, but I still havn't sold any design plans. see my website at jillnerkowski.weebly.com
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Hi Jill. No I have not gotten to the canope project yet. Thank you for asking. Being a do it yourselfer, I have a trailer build in front of it. My work area is in shambles, because of unexpected cramping of my home work space. I have been laid off of work for a year now. All the stuff I had at work had to be stuffed into my home shop. I am currently trying to organize. Buckets of nuts and bolts are my current concern. Where to put them is the project for now. ( 50 pounds of shit in a 20 pound bucket) It is amazing how an old mechanic (58) can have memories from going through a bucket of bolts. Many of them were my fathers collection, that I had to work with when I was growing up. I am thinking of a three wheeler for the canopy bike, for stability purposes, I am also thinking about an interchangability possibility, by pulling a pin or three, or four, so I can move the canopy from one bike to another. Anyway it is late and I need sleep. Do you have critical mass in your neighborhood? Alan.
Hi Jill. I have leftover window insulator plastic. After I build the frame, and stick the plastic on it, then I can heat shrink it tight and smooth, with a hair dryer. good luck with your new canopy. ALAN
I would like to try your bike in the wind, but I see you are in/from CT ? or are you here ? I could have sworn I recognized tha trail in the pic as Wisconsin's Eagle river Trail ! ( will check out your website ) - RainUnit
sorry to say no it's not me. I found it on the web somewhere. I have an extensive photo collection, so can't really remember where it's from, but since I dive and bike, it kind of fit. I once thought up bike jousting, and years later I saw it being done ! by Marines in Iraq of all things ... boredom ? ;-) I struggle with the wind a lot on our lakefront, so was dreaming of inventing a sail bike .. well I rode one for the 1st time last summer during Bike the Drive. A guy had one by Grant Park. Lots of cool ideas floating around out there, huh ? Have you ever rode a recumbent ? I am going biking NOW ! 50+ degrees out, and just finished my weights routine. bye for now Jillnerkowski !
I remember a few years back my brother in law telling me I should build one of these because I ride my bike for everything everywhere. Wow! and here you are. I wish to build elevated tunnels covered with solar panels with air pressure helping to push me along. At each station would be a big intersection dome with a large regenerative windmill that also sucks in air to feed the air and cool the tubes. Your bikes would rock in those tubes of my imagination.