You know what’s more embarrassing than riding a bike with a skirt on?
Short of walking around in public buck naked, almost nothing. Sitting on a bike attempting to keep your skirt in place without exposing your assets for all to see is a challenge, never mind riding the darn thing gracefully. That’s why we’re thrilled about a new bike that could possibly put an end to that frustration once and for all.
Irishman Michael Killian turned some heads last week after he rode his Sideways Bike in front of the Eiffel Tower in France. Just like its name implies, the Sideways Bike positions the rider at a 60 degree angle to the direction of travel, so that you’re ultimately looking one way while moving in another. As for steering, the bike is maneuvered via handles attached to both the front and back wheels. But the best part is that the rider’s legs are no longer forced apart by an annoying metal bar — they instead dangle comfortably over the side.
In other words, you won’t be flashing the entire world on your morning commute anymore. Woohoo!
And for the avid cyclists out there, the Sideways Bike features other interesting perks: It can drift and even take corners better than your average two-wheeler. Killian adds that he’s been able to comfortably ride it for up to 80km per day.
While the bike isn’t available to customers just yet, Killian maintains hope that his product will hit store shelves soon. So if you’re up for the steep learning curve that comes with it, this might be the ride for you.
Check out the bike in action above.