The Freeway Blogger has “put up over 4,000 signs against the war on the freeways of California and the western United States.” I did a video interview with him in June, 2008.
Now he’s experimenting with smaller, foldable sails on his bicycle – and eyeing that “easily breakable” 64 day coast-to-coast bikesailing record.
Bike sails are cheap and easy to make, requiring little more than a beach chair, yard sign and duct tape.
In general, bicycle sailing works best in the West, in the deserts and plains. East of the Mississippi there’s just too many trees. The sails work best in high winds, 15/20 mph and above, and for hill climbing, where even a slight wind assist feels almost magical.