A couple of years ago my friend Sean Quigley suggested opening a gym in which all of the machines provided the utility power. It's certainly not a new idea, Anthony shed some light on bicimaquinas a while back and a new bar has opened in Portland where folks can pedal to power the electricity: Hopworks BikeBar. So why hasn't anyone harnessed a full gyms-worth of power?
Here's how the rack racks up:
Form - Industrial
Function - Pass
Environment - Doesn't mimic
Points of Interest - Downtown YMCA