What a fabulous idea! A four-wheeled bike, known as a Rail Bike, that attaches to railroad tracks. These folks in the scenic Adirondacks are on to something!
The NYTimes has more…
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — Hoots, hollers and laughter echoed through the air as passengers aboard a mechanical device, previously unknown to the Adirondacks, made their way through the woods.
Their ride reached speeds of nearly 25 miles per hour, passed pristine mountain lakes and traveled through dense forest, whose tall treetops tinged with red, gold and orange that signaled the approaching foliage season.
The mechanical contraption is called a rail bike — metal vehicles, powered much like bicycles, that travel a six-mile stretch of seldom-used track.
John Lincoln, a Vietnam War veteran who became a double amputee after a logging accident, was among the nearly 10,000 people who have taken a spin on the rail bike since rides started on July 3. He said he was happy just to be a passenger.
“I didn’t have to pedal,” Mr. Lincoln said with a smile. “Plus, you see a lot of wildlife, birds and hawks.”
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Source:: Patriot Outdoor News