For every velomobile that is built, more understanding, ideas perpetuated, friendly one-upsmanship “I can do better than that” and people with different skill levels and resources meet to share their results. Regardless of the outcome, something is to be learned by all. On Atomic Zombie, BROL and some other forums there is a form of open-source projects where we learn from each other. What we see and learn from others goes into the production of our own. I’ve seen and read virtually every thread and website with information on velomobiles that I could find on the internet gathering information for my own build.
Here is some information I had missed. You might enjoy this read.
I’ve already bought some of the materials for the constructions of my velo, but I’m now waiting to see what Atomic Zombies’ Brad builds. I wouldn’t want to miss anything. On the AZ velomobile thread there has been a lot of “you can’t do that” but I think he can.
I think we as recumbent riders are always looking for more efficiency, speed and comfort but in the end a utility velo like Brad is building will have more appeal to the common people. I’m separating us recumbent riders from the rest of the world. Some people like Chrysler minivans and some like Ferrari’s. Both are efficient at what they do. Look at who sells the most. Maybe a Ferrari that will haul 4 kids, 2 adults and a sheet of plywood on the weekend is really what I”m looking for. But really now, I have an Off Road Super Duty Ford F250 diesel that can do that.