Monday, July 14, 2008

Taiwanese scooter riding hack - jackets on backwards



I have always found it very interesting that Taiwanese often wear jackets backwards when driving their ubiquitous scooters. I am told that if jackets are worn normally, wind resistance will increase making riding slower and more costly. Could this be seen as an environmental hack? I wonder why no one in Taiwan has designed a jacket that fits on backwards - market opportunity?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

the motorcycle does not care how the rider wears the jacket.

Boyd R. Jones said...

So wind drag on the jacket doesn't make sense? (In terms of wearing it backwards to save on drag and thus fuel).

Anonymous said...

right on. the motorcycle should be more powerful than the wind. how strong would the wind have to be if merely shielded by the jacket?