An Oregon man has engineered an epic, ridable, “fossilized” T-Rex bicycle that is straight from your childhood dreams. Just in time for the recent release of Jurassic World, the maker has decided to sell his creation on Craigslist to the most dedicated dino-nerd out there.
The bike is named “Sue,” likely after the T-Rex at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the most well-preserved fossil of its kind ever discovered. Oregonian Sue is 8.5’ tall and 12’ long, which is the estimated size of a 12 year old juvenile T-Rex. Complete with marionette-style controls for her head and tiny, little arms, Sue can put on quite a show. The maker cites the reason for the sale as feeling more comfortable in his role as a quiet engineer, rather than local celebrity; he encourages buyers to be open to the attention and publicity brought on by riding a dinosaur skeleton through the streets.
Sue would be a great addition to an avid collector’s anthology or a thrilling parade feature (she has plenty of experience in this arena, already). She requires some regular maintenance, being a delicate, chromoly steel and foam fossil and all, yet how cool would it be to master the art of T-Rex wrangling?
Via Make Magazine
Images via Craigslist