Feel the wind, sail the road! Some things in this world can’t help but make you smile, and the new Pterosail is one of them. The brainchild of John MacTaggart, an alumnus of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the Pterosail (think “terra-sail”) is a recumbent tricycle that combines wind, sun and muscle power to create the ultimate in “green” transportation.
In July, MacTaggart set out on a 3,000-mile voyage from San Diego to St. Augustine, Florida, to prove the effectiveness of his craft—which includes a solar panel for charging things like his cell phone and a custom tent that is held up by the trike’s mast when camping out. Check out a video of the Pterosail in action below.