Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Electric Xtracycles - are they the future?
- Funny you should mention cars and car repair.
We finally had to take our car to the shop--it had been 9 years, I guess
these thing happen. Needed brake work, and had a burned out O2 sensor.
the shop had it two days and at the end of the two days we had to go
pick it up. the shop happened to be a few blocks from an appt my wife
had. I just hopped on the back of her X and we rode off into the sunset.
about 2 miles later, she went to her appt and I walked to the shop,
arriving with helmet in hand.
What fun that was! Never been a passenger before.
Keep in mind that 5/22/2006, my wife DIED and had to be revived. She now
has an implanted cardiodefibrilator and has fibromyalgia. That Stoke'd
Xtracycle has been integral to her recovery.
Cara Lin Bridgman wrote:
> David Dannenberg wrote:
> > The cost of even a well set-up long tail is less than any
> > significant repair on a car and could easily be justified by
> > many of the people who own cars.
> That's for sure! My parents spend several thousand a year just in car
> repair and car rental for when the car needs repairing. Since my mom is
> in a wheelchair, a bike isn't really an option for family doin's, but my
> dad could easily walk or bike to the grocery store.
> > The more you use your bike, the longer you can drive your
> > car, especially considering that short trips are harder on
> > motor vehicles than long ones.
> Is there hard data on this?