Just came back from a recent trip to Philly and spent about 2 days in the Franklin Institute with Mother Fluxer and Preflux.
There was an attraction there called "Skybike" or "Skycycle" or something similar.
I had never seen anything like it before. It basically looks like a zipline with a bike on top of it. The main line is surrended by high quality netting, as it runs from the third floor above the snack bar, gift shop and entrance to the King Tut Exhibit (Which by the way was fantastic). The bike itself looked like it had a criss-crossing seatbelt system. It was about 20 - 40 feet long and was an upcharge of 2 bucks per, so I got two tickets...one for me and one for pre.
When we got up to the launching area the view from the third floor was impressive, but I noticed that there was a height restriction, which wasn't posted downstairs. The attendent told me to return to the ticket booth, and when I did I was promptly given back the 4 bucks.
Have any of you ever seen it or something like it?
By the way, I am a George Rhoads fan, so any place that has one of his ball-tower sculptures is worthy of five stars, except for the one at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, which is always dirty, broken and neglected.
All in all - a nice side trip during the off-season!
Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!
I think it would be more interesting if one was strung between two New York Skyscrapers :)
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