And now, from the department of “Things That Seem Totally Awesome In Theory But in Practice Would Be Completely Awful,” we bring you this amazing design of a musical bike path from the Seoul Cycle Design Competition.
Okay, the idea seems INCREDIBLE and combines lots of things I superlike. Biking along the path, you ride over these sections that activate hammers that hit xylophone-type bars, and as you ride, you create a melody. So fun, right? Whee! A little bike ride, a little tune, a little more love for Seoul and humankind in general.
More amazing graphics that have a slightly textbook, retro feel and are totally worth a look, here.
This is an awesome idea and reminds me a lot of this video that has been making the rounds, where people chose climbing stairs over riding an escalator after the stairs were transformed into a music making machine:
Okay, so let’s fast-forward to a time and place where this bike path construction has actually taken place. The bike path exists, it’s right on your way to work, you use the path for your round trips, five days a week.
11 months a year.
For the rest of your working life.
As a test to see if this would be a good idea, please repeatedly listen to this xylophone cover of the Super Mario Brothers song:
Could you listen to this backwards and forwards, every day for the rest of your life? eep.
I actually DID find an example of a song that could maybe work though: this badass xylophone cover of Sweet Child Of Mine, by Guns and Roses. amirite?