|Go on, be honest.
OK, the first thought I had once I came up with it, was: "how did the Victorians do it?"
because it seems that everything that can be done with fairly simple mechanics was done
100 years' ago (yeah, the Edwardians did good, too).
I just assumed it had been built before, and desperately wanted to know how. But over the
next few months and now years, the only references that I found or that people showed me
were 'driver-inside' or 'driver-on-top' designs. So after two-plus years, I genuinely believe
that this hasn't been done before. I'll be glad if that turns out to be true, but certainly do not
want to claim anything as original if it isn't.
I have now been shown two fantasy paintings of a 'driver-in-front' vehicle, which I will try
and find links to (they look great). They are only paintings, and I hadn't seen them, but in
the interests of intellectual honesty, I have to say they are older than the RIOT Wheel.
Now, there is loads of stuff IN the RIOT wheel that I certainly didn't invent,
but if what you're after is a "single-wheeled vehicle with the driver in front", then I think the
RIOT Wheel is it.
If you know different, PLEASE let me know: info@TheRiotWheel.com