Aug-21-08 By Peter
I'm tempted to make this post one of those "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" lessons. But I won't, because there's so much more to the story. It begins this way: a poor, yong man in India realizes that the bumps on the rugged, rural roads he travels might be converted--literally--into foward motion.
So Kanak Das retrofitted his bicycle. Now the shock absorbers convert the energy they absorb, when the moving bike hits bumps in the road, into force that assists the pedals.