Re: [rootsradicals] Why I like my Xtracycle
- Devian you are still my hero with all the stuff you carry!
Devian Gilbert wrote:
> i love it
> i want to be in Taiwan
> lets see...here in the US i picked up a 12pack of sodas once
> some tile sponges from construction crews, as i guess they fly off the
> rope, bungees, etc
> the other day i gave a ride for about a mile
> but thats it
> nothing like a nice wood chair with marble inlay
> On Nov 30, 2007, at 11:16 PM, Cara Lin Bridgman wrote:
>> I was on my way home from the train station yesterday evening when I saw
>> a chair abandoned by the side of the road. It's the typical middle seat
>> in a Taiwan-style sofa: heavily carved wood frame with marble seat and
>> marble accent in the back. The marble seat is about 2 cm thick! I was
>> already carrying my books, papers, camera, and overnight stuff, because
>> I had spent the past two days teaching in another town. The chair,
>> however, was too nice and too good to pass up. Sure, it might be there
>> tomorrow, but I have the space for it now and I have another 5-6 km
>> uphill to get home. So, why make a special trip?
>> I loaded it up and I biked through rush-hour traffic, zig-zagged through
>> intersections grid-locked with one-occupant SUVs, and followed and was
>> followed by 1-2 occupant motorbikes. Only one place, did I have to get
>> off the bike and push. The turns were too tight and I thought I'd be
>> considerate and not scratch the cars that were clogging the intersection.
>> So, if anyone wants to be a passenger on a deluxe-style xtracycle
>> seat...come visit me in Taiwan
>> Now, all I have to do is work out a foot-rest...
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