Archive for December, 2007

The Family Truckster

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Brent, Dan, Greg and Natalie on the Family Truckster

We’re having an early winter here in Canada. The weather this weekend wasn’t ideal for showcasing our latest pedal powered creation. However, I wanted to submit an entry in the Specialized¬†and Google¬†Innovate or Die contest and that contest closes next weekend, so I felt like it was now or never. You can see our video on the right.The Family Truckster is a four passenger quadricycle that splits in two to create two back to back recumbent tandems. The Family truckster features four independent drive trains. Passengers in the rear can either pedal backwards or install their chain in a figure 8 and pedal forwards. Passengers in the rear can also choose from two different handlebar positions.The Family Truckster can lean into turns thanks to three pin jointed cross tubes that link the two sides together.