Re: [rootsradicals] Curious about xtracycle/Big Dummy/Yuba/Madsen as "police special"
- Oh the dummy, hands down. It's the one that looks the best and IMO is
On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 9:19 AM, David Chase<dr2chase@...> wrote:
> The subject pretty much says it. We're working on maybe getting a
> bike trail extended into our town, and there's the usual nervousness
> from abutters. One way to make them slightly less nervous is to make
> it easy for the police to use/patrol the trail.
> So, locally, I've seen police on mountain bikes, and something that
> looks like an advanced Segway. These seem like boneheaded choices to
> me; the Segway is slower than many bikes, and has no off-road
> capability to speak of. The bikes are NEVER outfitted with big
> slicks, so the poor policeman (who is never riding on anything that
> needs that sort of traction) is stuck pushing those huge hunks of
> rubber around.
> Seems to me, what they want, is a bike somewhat like mine, maybe with
> electric assist, maybe with the governor tweaked up to 25mph. They
> can carry more stuff, they can carry people, they can haul a bike.
> They can go offroad, for modest values of offroad, without too much
> Opinions? Suggestions for electronic assist? And which longtail,
> among the growing number of choices?