Friday June 08, 2012 | 07:30 AM

For most cyclists, comfort and riding are two things that don't mix. What with being perched on a hard, tiny seat, hunched over toward the handlebars, pumping up a never-ending incline, a certain amount of agony is expected.

Comfort is for people who can't get off the couch.

Or is it?

Brent and Eivind, who designed the couch bike and rode it through Maritime Canada in the summer of 2002, apparently are firm believers that the comfort of plush pleather and the joys of cycling should go hand in hand. Or seat to foot?

They built a frame for their faux-leather love seat, attached wheels on the sides and back, outfitted an armrest with a steering tiller, donned their helmets as protection from a freak cushion accident, and off they went.

Take a look at their video and you'll soon be seeing some interesting potential in your La-Z-Boy.


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