Bike Spotting: ElliptiGO Everywhere

15 Jul

A couple of hot Saturdays ago as I struggled to turn the pedals on the climb up Old La Honda Road, I heard a strange whirring sound behind me. I looked back and saw two men in matching t-shirts pumping away on matching machines. As they passed I thought: “What are those things?” and “Man, I’m really dragging today.”

Fortunately, they were still at the top when I arrived so I got a closer look. The ElliptiGO is what happens when exercise equipment escapes the gym and hits the open road. The riders said it gives then the intense workout of running without the impact on the knees. Given my struggle on the hill that day, I’m sticking with my bike.

If you want to try an ElliptiGO for yourself, Sports Basement in the Presidio in San Francisco rents them for $25 for three hours. And there are plenty of hills and a famous bridge nearby to challenge yourself.

Location: Top of Old La Honda Road, Woodside, California, USA


Posted by on July 15, 2012 in Bike Gallery, Bike Spotting


2 responses to “Bike Spotting: ElliptiGO Everywhere

  1. anniebikes

    July 16, 2012 at 5:03 am

    We are seeing those here too. They look like fun, but yet they’re strictly for exercise. I mean, can you imagine riding one of those to work?

    • ladyfleur

      July 16, 2012 at 7:44 am

      I suspect these guys ride them for exercise, but they both commented on how fun it was. I don’t hear people saying that about the gym version.

      As for riding them to work, I can totally see it. But I’ve seem commuters on roller skates, push scooters and unicycles before, so little surprises me.


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