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The Frankenbike by Patrick Vanderwyden is Made From Spare Parts

 - May 24, 2010   Updated: Aug 8 2011
References: edition.cnn
Conservationist Patrick Vanderwyden was recently profiled by CNN for his extensive use of alternative energy to power his home, and this 'Frankenbike' is one of his innovative creations.

Patrick Vanderwyden uses solar energy to power his water heater, air conditioner, refrigerator, and the electric motor that drives his Chevrolet pickup truck. The 'Frankenbike' above is powered by a treadmill and can go well over 18 miles per hour--the minimum speed for a street-legal vehicle.

Implications - Vanderwyden believes he can help prevent the heartbreaking and detrimental impact our massive carbon footprints will inevitably have on future generations with his Frankenbike. His philosophy is that if he can help the problem, he will, and his unique innovation is certainly a step in the right direction for the selflessly concerned environmentalist.