Exactly like a car except for the cardio workout, health benefits and carbon footprint!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve Lange <steve@...> wrote:
> Those damn cookies sure weigh a lot, don't they?
> My Xtracycle has completely taken over my cycling existence. It's more than
> fast enough for its intended purpose, which is eliminating my need to waste
> time and money driving my car on short trips. Said short trips encompass
> everything from taking the kids to school, going to work, spending a family
> day at the beach, to picking up a pizza... all things that my other bikes
> either can't do well, or can't do at all (and usually the latter).
> At the end I'm a busy guy and have a lot of stuff on my plate. The X is the
> primary ride because I don't have to think about whether or not I can
> accomplish a given task... I simply do it. In that regards, it is exactly
> like a car.
> On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 6:40 AM, Galen Fitzpatrick <
> galen.fitzpatrick@...> wrote:
> > I used to have an '88 Toyota Pickup truck. I got blown away at traffic
> > lights by everything from Honda Civics to fine imported sports cars. This
> > was not a shortcoming of the truck, it was just a trade-off. In return for
> > my willingness to be "out-performed" by faster vehicles, I was able to carry
> > amazing amounts of stuff when I wanted to, was always able to help out a
> > friend in need and had some truly amazing adventures in my teenage years. My
> > Big Dummy is my new truck. My Gary Fisher is my 4x4 and were I to have an
> > awesome road bike, then I'd assume I'd think of it as my sports car and want
> > it to go fast. I've never viewed the Dummy's weight penalty as a problem, I
> > love the way it handles, and as so many other people in the digital realm
> > have commented, I can still stand to lose about 15-20 pounds. So the easiest
> > weight penalty to get rid of right now, is cookies.