Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bismarck, ND
Bikes: Modified Burley Koosah, Trek Navigater folding, downtube folding
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Interesting new use for a bike!
Had some radio work done on my homebuilt plane yesterday so flew in to a main airport about 10 miles from my own little grass strip. I took a little folding bike along, and pedalled back to leave the plane overnight! (My butt sure was sore - don't know how you guys do it!)
Today the work was done and had to go in with my pickup anyway, so on the way back left it at the airport and flew the plane back. Then jumped on my comfortable LWB recumbent, pedalled back to get my pickup. Going by the airport there was a motorcyle cavalcade welcoming a wounded soilder back, and they were all flying flags. As I knew the parents of the wounded soldier very well, and as I had a US flag flying from my bent for better visibility, I pulled right in with the motorcyles! Had a great time. Probably the first time a bent went joined the local "freedom riders" to honor a wounded soildier!
Then went on and picked up the pickup at the Avionics shop, loaded the bent in the back and drove home. About a mile from home a small car was parked and a couple of kids were trying to get an escaped donkey back in a pasture. This is a wild burro originally obtained from the BLM and is used to keep coyotes off the farmer's sheep. So I parked the pickup making a sort of CHUTE into a gate in the fence, unloaded the bike and passed the runaway burro on the road, then in granny gear I was able to herd him back to the gate and close it! I should have had a cowboy hat on instead of the bike helmet, although the way that burro kicked at me once I was glad I had my helmet on!
Don't know if this is a first for recumbent bikes or over 62 year old geezers like me, but it was sure fun!