The bicycle has long been one of the simplest and most efficient modes of transportation around. There are countless numbers of variations to the same theme: pedaling with your legs and steering with your arms. For instance, there is the recumbant bike, the tandem bike, the mountain bike and many more. And they all serve an excellent purpose; imagine Lance Armstrong riding down the side of a mountain with the same bike he rode during that French tour he was so enamored with. But, one thing remains constant with all of these bike designs: the rider faces forward. Well, all of them except this one.

Is it just me or does this look completely unnatural? Most of the designs shown on the website have two-wheel steering, which might allow for additional maneuverability in tight places. According to Michael Killian, the bike's designer, "The original bicycle has been around for 200 years. Don't you think it is time for a change?"

Eh, maybe. If you don't like bikes, there is always the sideways scooter. For now, I'll just stick with my 200 year-old design. Follow the break for a video of the machine in action.

[Source: Sideways Bike]



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