BAH, you da man!
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You know all that money we spend on nuclear weapons and defense each year, trillions of dollars, correct? Instead -- just play with this -- if we spent that money feeding and clothing the poor of the world -- and it would pay for it many times over, not one human being excluded -- we can explore space together, both inner and outer, forever in peace. Thank you very much -- Bill Hicks
Looks awesome. We got a tandem. I thought about the same thing... but then wondered about the design spec for the xtracycle and if it was designed for additional stress/weight of a tandem adaptation. Guess this is not a concern...
That's awesome, but it needs this sticker
really sweet, but you need to cross-post in utility and in tandems.
Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm.
In response to bicycling being so dangerous: "We could all died today from any number of accidents. I'm not going to stop living to keep from dying." The Northern Tier by Lief Carlsen
strapping longboards onto the back of a tandem is way cooler than strapping a mountain bike onto the back of an suv.
"Let's try and keep the constructive answers in the commuting forum." --SheistyMike
More pics, please. I'd like to see the rear view with the three (?) longboards.
Cool. I think we found our new grocery getter.
Every time we let a vehicle pass there is a little bit of compromise. But compromise allows the city to function and allows cyclists to function in the city. The trick is not to eliminate compromise but to learn how to work safely within it.
TheKnack- definitely haha it takes a little planning when we pull up and stop. Otherwise it's a 90 point turn to get back on the road
Old Dirt Hill -
I'll have more pics soon, but here is the backend
The story so far.
I picked up the bike from a local bike shop last night(special ordered it- there wasn't any in oregon or washington) and rode it home by myself as it was a surprise for her(3 year anniversary present) Parked it in the driveway and brought her outside. She very much liked her present, but I had to put the xtracycle on it, so we had to wait while I got it together. Finished up just about dark, so we put 3 dual tubes of down low glow on it and hit the town.
It was quite a sight for sure - we caused an accident right off the bat which was kind of a bummer, but we quickly got over it. (Both cars passed at about 6 miles an hour to see what we were, both craning to look in their rear view mirrors and the front car slowed down a little more and got bumped- minor fender bender but still a bummer)
That was pretty much the reaction all night, except no more accidents. Every time we stopped we got bombarded with questions and everybody wanted to try it- it was our anniversary present night though so we didn't stop around people for the rest of the night
I will say this - if you are a single dude and get one of these - you can pick up all the ladies you could hope for. Girls especially loved it- my sweet sweet wife made the comment- "you are never riding this into town by yourself" haha
comfortable - especially for the rear rider. I am going to tweak the cockpit a bit more for ultimate comfort, but its pretty good right from the start.
bike cheer spreader
romantic way to hang out with significant other
The bad(not so bad)
Once I put the xtracycle kit on, it was heavy steering for sure. I quickly got used to it and it was no problem, but I won't ever be no handing it
If a third person were to ride on the snapdeck/longboard, would the world end?