Nope, there isn’t. Trust us, we checked. However, there are plenty of extremely weird methods that make up for their inefficiency with their complete lunacy. So the next time you’re stuck in an hour long traffic jam and the stereo in the car next to you is blasting “Dinosaur” on repeat, you should consider one of these alternatives.
Powerisers are pretty much just springs that you strap to your legs, essentially turning you into a kangaroo. Except that kangaroos can’t do bitchin’ flips or suffer hilarious groin injuries. The company that sells Powerisers says they were originally developed by the aerospace industry, and while we find that claim dubious, we’re too busy filling out the order form to investigate so we’ll have to take their word for it. Sure, anyone using these things for an extended length of time will probably end up with a bad case of broken spine, but it would be worth it for the ability to get to work by doing front flips over all the cars that are waiting at red lights.
2. Champiot Ultra
The makers of the Champiot claim that it fills “a tremendous vacuum in the exercise market” by providing an “interesting alternative to going to the gym or jogging around the block.” The 1000 dollar price tag seems pretty steep for an “interesting alternative,” but then they also claim that this thing can be used on sidewalks, bike pathways, parks and beaches, so really it’s a small price to pay for that kind of stunning versatility. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be fit for actual roads, but if you’re willing to fork over all that money in the first place you probably aren’t the sort of person who would let minor technicalities like that stop you.
3. Treadmill Bike
OK, so all this Frankenstein monster really seems to do is make jogging needlessly more difficult, but at least now you can gain the respect of people who own cars. Not their actual respect, mind you, we’re just saying that legally they won’t be able to run you off the road. That probably won’t stop them from trying though, so be sure to wear your helmet when you hit the streets with your Untreadmill, The Vehicle That Should Not Be™.
Unfortunately, it’s not commercially available yet, although there are opportunities to get your hands on a prototype. The manufacturer’s website says they hope the HumanCar will be commonplace by 2068, and while we admire their pro-green attitude we have to worry about a company that isn’t expecting to turn a profit for another five and a half decades.
The PedalPub isn’t something you can buy, unfortunately, although technically nothing’s stopping you from building a knockoff in your garage. Those of you who are less cheap can go to Minnesota and book a tour on the real deal. It’s the perfect fit really, because what else is there to do in Minnesota besides get wasted?
Sadly, between the cost (up to 190 bucks per hour) and location, this isn’t something that can replace your daily commute. But we think the people behind the PedalPub are visionaries; there may just be one lonely vehicle in Minnesota today, but it won’t be long before you can hop on one of these things in any major city and drink all the way to the office. At least, that’s the beautiful future we’re imagining.
6. Martin Jetpack
Is it affordable? No.
Despite all of that, is it awesome? F*#$. Yeah.
For the cost of 50,000 New Zealand pounds, you can purchase a device that supposedly can go up to 60 mph while reaching a maximum height of 2400 metres. You could have the most badass trip to work ever, and be the envy of everyone at your office. You could attempt to become a noisy, clumsy and generally ineffective Rocketeer. Or you could just fly over your neighbour’s backyard, yell “Look at me b#$%*, I’m on a god d#$% jetpack!” and then crash through his bedroom window and make love to his wife. The possibilities are endless. Endless, and amazing.
Source : http://www.weirdworm.com