I'd circled around the clever gentlemen who goes by Fossil Fool
for a year or three before I really understood his project. The idea of entertainment powered by exercise showed up in a Wired Magazine future forecast awhile before that, and I'm sure that wasn't the first place. I don't know where he got his inspiration--it may be that he's just one of those born tinkerers who kept putting 2 and 3 together until he came up with the perfect 23. What he's arrived at now is an amazing blend of bike-modding and energy-resourcefulness, that is exciting and hip and inspiring and educational... Just the kind of blend Urgent Evoke seems to be about, which is why I wasn't surprised to see a very similar idea put to work in one of the comics here.
Imagine the joy and fun and learning that happens when the Fossil Fool bikes up to a crowd, brakes to a halt, and starts blaring happy music out of the giant speaker molded to the back of his bicycle... and while everyone starts to groove, he raises up the double sided kickstand, so folks can take turns pedaling the wheels and generating more electricity to keep the party going. He's a bona fide local rock star, providing his very own super powered fusion.