I am considering a long haul trucker, and since it is pretty much impossible to try one in person (none in stock, and I don't know anyone that owns one), I am always looking up other people's comments and observations. Many seem to say it drives like "grandpa's buick" or "an old Cadillac" or other such things, essentially saying it's slow.
What exactly does this mean? Maybe I'm too young, but I can honestly say that these comparisons just fly over my head. What makes a bike "slow" and what makes the trucker slow? I'm a pretty big guy at around ~220lbs, with a weight lifters build and pretty short at 5' 8", so i figured this would be steady enough to ride with. I would only commute with it, don't plan to race at all, ever, but with the way many are telling it, I get the impression that riding it in the street to get to school will be like walking. Please explain this concept of "slow" to me, using other arguments besides "it's heavy," because the way I see it, I'm already a pretty strong pretty fit guy, so wouldn't pedaling faster just make it go faster?