Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Military Bikes

This is an interesting video demonstrating the process a soldier goes through when they jump from a plane with a military spec folding bicycle.

Talk about adreneline rush! first you dive out of a plane, free fall, then fly on your steerable parachute, then hit the ground, unpack your mil spec folding bike for some hard core mountain bike riding.

Wait! That description seems like an X-treme sport adventure!

5 comments:

mark said...

Military bikes have been around a long time, and for good reason. the earliest that I know of was just post Civil war (about 1900-1910) when a troop of "negro cavalry" rode through areas of Wyoming (I believe)on bikes to prove that the idea was workable. There were bikes in WW1 and 2 and the Ho Chi Mihn trail was filled with a lot of bicycle traffic with loaded bikes being pushed or ridden with loads of food, supplies and other things.

Bikes are simply a useful tool for transporting people and things.

Anonymous said...

More about the use of bicycles by military forces around the globe can be found in this post from February 2007 at RideTHISbike.com:

Paratrooper Folding Bikes In The Military

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