Re: [rootsradicals] Re: How You Can Help Xtracycle Succeed
- On Nov 1, Nate Byerley tripped the electrons lexically so:
> Hey all,I do believe it was from one of Aaron Goss's cargo bike rides. I ended
> Thanks for the rapid turnaround on the surveys. I've collected 21 responses
> in 4 days -- a great start. Keep them coming. There's some truly amazing
> stuff hidden away in these stories--the kind of stuff that affirms what we're
> attempting to do, and helps us understand how to grow the movement. Now is a
> critical time for Xtracycle's growth (through the traditionally slow winter)
> and we need your help to keep stoking people on the power of everyday
> adventure. We thank you, we salute you, we admire you and we challenge you to
> spread the word. Keep those responses coming. Questions are reposted below:
> 1. When/where did you first learn about the Xtracycle?
up riding with them and being impressed with the cargo and people
> 2. How many months did it take for you to actively start learning about theIt took me about two seconds to start looking at the website.
> (i.e. calling us, checking the website, asking friends, visiting a bike shop?
> What prompted you to look into the product?My previous grocery bike had a broken frame, so I needed a new one. It
was a logical (and much wanted) step up to the Xtracycle. Especially
since I'd be able to take my daughter(s) with me.
> 3. What obstacles stood in the way of you becoming an Xtracycle owner? PleaseCash and time mainly. I spent six months or so getting parts: frames,
> be as specific as you can here.
wheels, brakes, bars, stems, etc.
> What were your reservations, fears, > resistances. Details baby!I was worried about sufficient braking mostly. That's why I have a
booster arch on the front and the disc on the rear.
> 4. Did you purchase your Xtracycle from a bike shop? What was that experienceYes. Just ducky, since they've done a lot of them. Aaron's bike
> like? What shop did you use?a
repair in Seattle.
> 5. How long did it take until you purchased an Xtracycle for yourself?About six months, mainly to get parts and get ready to build it up.
> 6. How did you get over your reservations/fears (if you had any) aboutI've been very pleased with it. About the only downside was the bike is
> owning and using an Xtracycle? Said another way: what fears that
> you had were resolved or worked around, and how?
> 7. Describe your experience of Xtracycle ownership?
completely not ridable no-hands. I use it to go get groceries (with and
without children in tow). I get lots of looks and dropped jaws when
I'm cruising home with a kid on back, a kid on front (BoBike Mini), and
four bags of groceries.
> 8. Do any of your family/friends own an Xtracycle?Lots of my friends own them, but we're kind of the exception. I know at
least a half dozen people. Currently I'm thinking about setting up a
second one as a family cycle that would adjustable enough my wife could
use it also.
Dane Buson - Buson@...
Real Time, adj.:
Here and now, as opposed to fake time, which only occurs there and then.
I just got my dual blue down low glow yesterday. It was supposed to
be a birthday present, but it's a while past my birthday... Anyway,
I'm excited to have the blue glow. I've also been using some blue
spoke lights. I think i will be well seen!
(that plus dual headlights, a flash flag, and the brightest rear
> Thank you for sharing.
> I just ordered my DLG Dual "Down Low Glow" from Paul freedman. His
> site is
> It ties into the http://www.rockthebike.com site
> and eventually ties into http://www.rockthebike.com/sound-systems
> In talking with him he mentioned a smaller sound system for bikes.
> Give him a call, I am sure
> he can guide you onto the right path.