- Aug 15, 2008
The Dogsled pedal-powered quad debuts at Woodward
We don't actually get a vote on the show America's Got Talent, but if we did we'd award the win right now to the designers and builders of The Dogsled, which makes its initial debut this weekend in Detroit for the Woodward Dream Cruise. Although its final destination is this year's Burning Man out in the Southwestern desert, the NextCruise event, a green-minded cruising alternative running alongside the Dream Cruise, has brought the machine out to play a bit early. Looking over the build pictures, this pedal-powered machine looks like a scaled-down monster truck with its fully-triangulated frame made from steel and its solid axles front and rear. The frame is suspended both by transverse leaf-springs mounted above the axles and coil-overs at each corner. All four riders pedal to power the right rear wheel with the left rear seeing braking duties. Good 'ole-fashioned American ingenuity at its best. We'll see if we can track this thing down while it's stuck in traffic on Woodward Ave. Saturday afternoon.
[Source: The Dogsled via Jalopnik]