Brad Camrud received this solar-and-human powered “Elf” tricycle in celebration of his company’s 20th anniversity.

Brad Camrud received this solar-and-human powered “Elf” tricycle in celebration of his company’s 20th anniversity.

It’s bright white. It looks like a big egg. It’s been known to stop traffic.

“I’ve had people pull off to the side of the road and just wait for me to go by so they can see what it is,” owner Brad Camrud said.

It is his new vehicle, a solar-and-human-powered tricycle called an “Elf.” The cycle, made by a North Carolina company, was given to him in September by his business partner to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Sandy Springs-based market research firm. “It’s a bunch of fun,” he said.

Sometimes drivers slow as they pass Camrud in traffic just so they can get a better look at his one-man vehicle. “I’ve had a whole bunch of people waving, wahooing, stopping for pictures,” he said.

The thought of climbing Sandy Springs’ hills kept him from commuting by bicycle in the past, he said. But with an assist from a solar-powered electric motor, Camrud says he commutes to work on his cycle about one day a week. “This actually allows me to bike to work,” he said.

What did he give his partner to celebrate his business’ anniversary? A vintage Pac-Man machine.

 

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