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Skim Over The Ice With… A SKATER’S SAIL (Feb, 1959)

Skim Over The Ice With… A SKATER’S SAIL

SKATE sailing might be described as the fastest pedestrian sport in the world except for jaywalking on the Hollywood Freeway. And until something comes along to top its 50 to 60-mile-per-hour maximum speeds, that claim will stand.

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Sailbike – PROPELLED BY WIND, ODD BEACH VEHICLE GIVES THRILL RIDE (Oct, 1939)

Sailbike – PROPELLED BY WIND, ODD BEACH VEHICLE GIVES THRILL RIDE

WHEELING over hard-packed sand at high speeds, an odd vehicle designed and constructed by a European inventor combines features of a bicycle, a scooter, and a sailboat. Starting with the framework of a tandem bicycle, the inventor joined the front and back wheels with a tubular steel framework that supports a wooden, scooterlike platform into which was stepped a wooden mast.

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Landlubbers Hoist Their Sails and Go Yachting on Bikes (Dec, 1938)

Landlubbers Hoist Their Sails and Go Yachting on Bikes
Boats are nice, but not necessary for a sailing trip. Right in Miami, Fla., a city of yachtsmen, two youths who had bicycles but no boats hoisted their sails over the bikes and let the trade winds haul them down the drive.

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