His ride is powered by the sun

April 23, 2008 5:05:35 AM PDT
Brent Hatch doesn't worry about filling up with expensive gas.

His ride is powered by the sun.

He's converted an eight-seat surrey bike to a solar-powered commuter.

His fringed-topped bike is the sort you see shuttling tourists on oceanfront boardwalks and through amusement parks.

It was a little tough peddling up hill with his five kids, so Hatch added an electric motor.

To keep from running out of juice, the L.A. area real estate agent later installed solar panels.

He's now a believer in solar commuting.

He says if he can do it, almost anybody can.