Check out some blast from the past action! The Winnebiko and BEHEMOTH recumbent bicycle projects.
Where the BEHEMOTH is almost a rolling joke in how far, far, far overboard the concept is taken, the Winnebiko II looks like it was actually a pretty serviceable machine both for traveling and for communication. Sure, the tech looks like it belongs on the first Star Trek series but the first bike was put together in 1983 and the second in 1986.
Fun to read about though.