Today a cylclo tourist stopped by our shop to have a look. His name is Dirke and he is travelling across America by bike with his wife who is working on a photo project. They are from Germany. He was gracious enough to let me take a few photos of his bike and converse about cycling. His bike seems well equipped for a cross country tour and I wish him all the best on his journey. The pedals he had on the bike really stuck out to me. It was a design I had never seen before. They are made by BUIS out of Berlin, Germany. They utilize a sliding (side to side) platform with coil springs on either side of the pedal body.
Here is a link with a lot of info and a video explaining the benefits BUIS PEDALS! Interesting idea. Dirke said that they have been working well for him so far on his tour. Safe travels and thanks for stopping by!