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    A good laugh to start the day.

    As the bride and I rode home from breakfast a few days back on our
    E Z Tandem, we spied a new commuter mounting his bike onto the
    front of a city bus. Now I've always been curious as to the mechanics
    of our city bus bike racks, and as the driver was out assisting the
    new commuter we decided to pull up and watch & learn. You should
    have seen the look of terror on the bus drivers face when he looked
    up and saw our 93" wheelbase tandem. He quickly recovered and explained
    that our bike will not fit on the rack. We all had a good chuckle as I
    explained that I just wanted to learn how the racks work.

    Happy trails

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    You should have insisted that it is a bike and the bus company advertise that the have bike racks on the buses.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    King of Dorkistan rraabfaber's Avatar
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    I have this issue on the buses in Albuquerque. My K2 is a crank-forward design and so has an extended wheelbase. There is only one rack on the bus it will fit in, and I often have to ask others to switch racks with me.
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    Namaste, y'all
    Rick

    Life is a foreign language; All men mispronounce it.
    ~Christopher Morely

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